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Old April 8th, 2008, 09:36 AM
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Just wondering what the buffet might offer for breakfast or lunch that might be interesting or unique, something that would make the buffet a little more exciting that the room service menu? I doubt we'll go to the dining room for breakfast or lunch very often and would just like some ideas on what I might find on the buffet that one couldn't get elsewhere.
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We go to the dining room once each cruise for breakfast. It is never that great and the service is less than desirable - at least in our experience but we keep trying. Room service is nice if you just want coffee, juice and fruit with pastries. IMO the buffet is great for breakfast. You name it, you can find it on the buffet. Cold cereal, oatmeal, grits, made to order omlettes, fruit, pastry, french toast, breakfast meats, yogurt, well you get the idea. Nothing really out of the ordinary but lots of selections and fresh. I am very picky about slimy eggs and always get the MTO omlettes. What ever you decide, enjoy
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We go to the dining room once each cruise for breakfast. It is never that great and the service is less than desirable - at least in our experience but we keep trying. Room service is nice if you just want coffee, juice and fruit with pastries. IMO the buffet is great for breakfast. You name it, you can find it on the buffet. Cold cereal, oatmeal, grits, made to order omlettes, fruit, pastry, french toast, breakfast meats, yogurt, well you get the idea. Nothing really out of the ordinary but lots of selections and fresh. I am very picky about slimy eggs and always get the MTO omlettes. What ever you decide, enjoy
I respectfully disargree I do both the dinning room and the buffet for Breakfast and sometimes lunch. The service is excellent but perhaps what accounts for some less then par service is that its open seating so you do not know the waiter (and vice versa at dinner). Anyway I hate waiting in line for food lol.
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Lunch at the buffet can be Asian, deli, salad, nation of the day, Fish and chips, pizza, hamburgers. A great selection of desserts too.

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Last time I was on Carnival for lunch they did different nations each day. My favorite was Japanese, they had miso soup, teriyaki chicken skewers, and gyoza (japanese potstickers deep fried). Yummy! I hope they do that on my upcoming cruise.
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Here are some menus from a recent Carnival Pride cruise:

Menus - Dining Room - Breakfast & Lunch
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/B_L_.htm

Menus - Dining Room - Dinner
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/Dinner.htm


Menus - Miscellaneous
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/misc.htm[/url]
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Lots of salad type dishes with mayonnaise, like pasta, meats, & beans. Hubby likes the carving stations, with roast beef and ham I love the turkey tetrazzini when I can find it, since I never see that at home.
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From the midnight buffet.
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We rarely eat in the buffet, but I really don't care for them at home either. In the dining room, I love the Eggs Benedict for breakfast, but ask for a half order, which is plenty for me and get fresh fruit.

While we don't enjoy the open seating at breakfast and lunch in the dining room, it does allow us the opportunity to meet and talk with a large variety of passengers from all walks of life.

On the Conquest Class there is also a nice fish and chips area that most people don't even know about. It is one level up from the buffet area at the rear of the ship.
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Here are some menus from a recent Carnival Pride cruise:

Menus - Dining Room - Breakfast & Lunch
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/B_L_.htm

Menus - Dining Room - Dinner
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/Dinner.htm


Menus - Miscellaneous
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/misc.htm[/url]
zydecocruiser:
I love your post. I have sent it to everyone who is cruising with me.

Do you know if there is a Room Service menu to be viewed?

Thanks again
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I don't mind buffet food, but I do like to go to the dining room for breakfast and eat a served breakfast instead.

The "Taste of the Nation" days are as follows, and could be on any day of the cruise. Italian, Caribbean, Indian, Green, French, Mexican, American, and on Conquest class ships Greek is out and CHOCOLATE is in!!!!!!

I looked back at my capers and it seemed that the order I listed is from Day 1 to Day 7, but Greek was eliminated and on the last day at sea it was CHOCOLATE!!!!! (Italian, American, Indian, French, Caribbean, Mexican, and CHOCOLATE!!!).

The dining room experience for dinner is a must, the buffet is fine if you have kids and the kids get ansy or you just don't wnat to fight with the kids to eat their meal. My niece didn't like the menu choice, but also felt too old for the kids menu (she is 11). Sadly, we ate day 3 to the end of the cruise at the buffet on Lido deck (we were three and we had a table for four, which wouldn't be fun to eat ALONE at a table for four...). I have no intentions of eating at the buffet when I go for my September cruise, I will do the buffet occasionally for lunch, but dinner is a dining room affair!!!
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Here are some menus from a recent Carnival Pride cruise:

Menus - Dining Room - Breakfast & Lunch
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/B_L_.htm

Menus - Dining Room - Dinner
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/Dinner.htm


Menus - Miscellaneous
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/pride_08/menus/misc.htm[/url]
zydecocruiser:
I love your post. I have sent it to everyone who is cruising with me.

Do you know if there is a Room Service menu to be viewed?

Thanks again
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On the Inspiration we hated the breakfast in the dining room as it always arrived very cold. I like the buffet because I can choose what I want to eat. My fiance' doesn't like the buffet as he hates when others have touched the serving spoons etc. I take those little bottle of hand sanitizers and have never had a problem so he usually orders from the grill for lunch while I get mine from the buffet. He likes the omelets made hot & fresh at the buffet for breakfast though but that is about it. I love the international lunches also because it gives me a chance to try foods from other cultures & countries.
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