John Heald added a link today for the new Carnival MDR menus. These will be fleet wide by the end of the month. I like them. Much better vegetarian selections, comfort food selections, and a want-to-try selection. Simplified and fits the profile of a carnival passenger very well IMHO. Most of the favorites are still there and a few new items.
Wife and I reviewed the menu's. We found many things that would be cool to try and didn't find anything we would miss from the old. We are actually looking forward to the next few cruises to try the new items out. Can't wait.
When I was finally able to look at the new menus last night I will say my mouth was watering due to some of the new starters. It looks like I may just end up gaining weight on our next cruise. Since I like to eat things that I normally don't eat at home there are just so many that I want.
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I don't have a problem with the food, per se. I do have a problem with the "style" of the menu. Looks like it belongs in a casual family eating place like Shoney's. I like the elegant look of the old dining room menus.
And what's with "Didya"? Is this some type of ghetto slang? Again, it cheapens the experience, IMO.
Where did you see the style of menu? all I got as an adobe file of the menu.
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I don't see these as being what the menu's look like. I think they were just posted on the plain background to make it easier to scan and read. I could be wrong, it would be nice to have some flair to the menu other than just the white background. It would be nice if someone who has actually seen the real menu would/could chime in on that.
When I said "style", I'm referring to the font style and size and the layout. I don't know how another background is going to make it look more elegant, or get rid of the Didja.
I think the "Didja" was a marketing tool for Carnival a year or so ago. Had something to do with "Did you ever try?" and then they listed things like water slides, jungle canopy rides, etc. I may be wrong. Need another opinion here.
And the new menus sound just right to me. And again I think they were published here on plain paper. I think what you will see on the cruise will be a little more elegant.
I kind of liked the two sides to the menu...
Right is traditional favorites...(Chocolate melted cake :eek: )
Left is specialize of the day.
It does seem that they are tailoring their menus more for middle class, middle America, unpretentious types...such as French fries and fried chicken.
Of course one can still get the lobster and escargot.
Let's face it...some are like me...eat to live & not live to eat. I'm easy to please !
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I wouldn't miss the Flat Iron Steak if they would have taken it away. The times I've had it, it was tough as can be. Recent cruisers have told me that the new Comfort food selections are actually quite good. When I first saw the Mac 'n Cheese on the new menus I thought Oh My! That was until I saw the recipe!