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Old April 15th, 2003, 09:57 AM
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Default POLL-LUNCH.. in the DINING ROOM or the BUFFET?

Where do you prefer to have lunch on a cruise? Do you go to the dining room, to be served, grab something from the buffet, or go to your cabin for room service?

I'm a grab something at the buffet guy. Have never lunch in the dining room. (too lazy to dress for lunch I guess)

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Old April 15th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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Always eat lunch up on deck. Don't know why, just do. Think I prefer eating outdoors. (Maybe a carryover from my smoking days)

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We usually eat lunch at the buffet, especially if the weather is nice and we can find a place to sit outside. The dining room lunch is really good, though, and we may do that more often next time.

We usually only use room service for breakfast and snacks.

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buffet and then we try to sit outside..........

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Old April 15th, 2003, 10:25 AM
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We always check the lunch menu for the dining room first. If we find something we like we eat in the dining room if not we go to the buffet. We used to always eat in the buffet but got tired of the lines and started checking the dining room menu. I actually enjoy lunch in the dining room now but we do wind up eating at the buffet a couple days on a 7 day cruise for lunch.
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Most times the buffet. Much nicer during the day outside. Much too nice to stay indoors...
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Old April 15th, 2003, 11:18 AM
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We also check out the lunch menu for the dining room ahead of time to see if it is something we are interested in. Hubby loves to go in the dining room the day they have the pina colada cake for lunch, it is one of his favorites (Carnival).

I would say we eat lunch in the dining room about 1-2 times each cruise depending on how many sea and port days we have on that particular cruise.
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Old April 15th, 2003, 11:49 AM
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Lunch----- naw--- I save room for dessert-- or better yet afternoon tea !!!!!
Depends on whats for dinner too
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Old April 15th, 2003, 11:55 AM
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Always check the dining room menu, if nothing we like, head for the buffet. (usually end up in the dining room).
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Always eat at the buffet so we can sit outside and listen to the music.

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Buffet, to easy to grab a bite in between lolly gagging around & exploring. Maybe
the next cruise well try the dining room.

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We do lunch in the buffet, and also enjoy sitting outside if it is nice. We have never tried lunch in the dining room as we have always had early seating for dinner and try to eat light at lunch time.

On our recent Celeb cruise we tried breakfast in the main dining room, but the service was unusually poor and frustrating. We heard from others that their lunch service wasn't any better. (the service at dinner time was really very good) We had done breakfast in the main dining room on Princess Golden which we really enjoyed, and preferred it over the buffet line.

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Hi Gang:

Definitely , buffet/poolside. Occasionally I get the urge for one of those fabulously greasy hot dogs in the solarium (when I'm on RCCI).

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We usually grab a salad at around 2:30ish to hold us till cocktails. Maybe if we're feeling really naughty, a slice of 'za!

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Most times in the dining room.....don't like the long lines in the buffet. But if we come back from a tour on port days we usually eat in the buffet. I agree, I like to lunch on deck when I can.

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For me its always the buffet, nice choices, fresh assortment and quick. Can't remember the last time I had lunch in the dining room. Breakfast usually once during the cruise just so I can get eggs benedict :-)

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Buffet! Sun lover here- days at sea are spent in the favorite spot I have picked out, in the lounge chair, sipping drinks and running to the buffet for a quick bite.

Days in port we eat in a good recommended local spot - usually near the beach!

Room service breakfast out on the balcony.

Dinner in the dining rooms.

Someday I want to try dining room lunch and breakfast....
if someone can drag me off the balcony or deck!!

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Old April 15th, 2003, 08:14 PM
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Dining room for both breakfast and lunch!! Since we always get traditional dining at dinner, it gives us a chance to chat with new people. Somehow, joining strangers at their table in the buffet, seems to make us uncomfortable. We've done it once or twice, but seem to be excluded from the "imposed upon" others' conversation.
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First cruise I ate lunch in the dining room only one time, but this coming cruise I will eat there every lunch if I'm able to.


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We love the buffet for lunch. It has such a great variety. We enjoy all the food on cruise ships. Especially Carnival... Char
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We usually do the buffet for breakfast and lunch, but I like to go to the dining room for those meals, at least once in a while. I have actually been known to leave Jose to his own devices and go to the dining room myself if he doesn't feel like going!

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Buffet on the pool deck of course. We are from the Frozen North, and any excuse to be outdoors where it is warm and sunny, is good enough for me! I wouldn't dream of wasting good sunshine to eat indoors! We even ate breakfast outside, nothing like fresh fruit overlooking the ocean on a sunny morning at sea!

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buffet lunch on deck, or a hamburger/hot dog by the pool. We usually have a large breakfast so lunch is usually a grab and go type of meal.
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We prefer eating lunch at the buffet because it is much faster than sitting in the dining room. We also don't eat very much for lunch cause we always have the early seating for dinner. We eat our big meal then.
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I'm with ShariB, we eat all meals in the dining room. The food is good and we get seated right away. (You don't have to dress up for breakfast or lunch--shorts are OK..) We walked through the Windjammer (Expl) once at late lunch time and it was pretty crazy.; probably worse at regular lunch time. People were standing around with trays looking for a place to sit. That is not relaxing for me. Besides, we avoid buffets on general principle because we eat waaaay too much. I love to be waited on when I am on vacation and it's hard to find as much pampering anywhere else except a cruise ship.
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We try to make it to the dining room for breakfast and lunch, as we enjoy sitting with other people and being waited on. It's also easier to control the calories, I find, when you have to order from the menu.
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If there's a special menu at the buffet, I might try it. In general though, I'll take the dining room. No lines. No trays. Plenty of seating. Better presentation of dishes. No running back and forth for seconds and drinks. Quiet atmosphere. Nice conversations. I don't know why people prefer crowded decks when eating. Plenty of time to snooze in the sun after lunch.

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