I was recently onboard the Sensation after the menus were updated. The menus had most of the same items as on previous cruises. However, there was one appetizer, one main dish, and one desert per day that has been added or changed from a previous cruise, and these items were maked with a little Georges Blanc symbol on the menu.
The quality of the food before and after the arrival of the Georges Blanc selections is about the same. Hope this helps!
Carnival Triumph 11/2005
Carnival Glory 9/2006
Carnival Freedom 11/24/07 - Open Bar Cruise!!!
We recently went on the Elation and loved the new menu. I am pretty adventuresome when it comes to food, hubby is NOT. But even he enjoyed it. And our waiter was more than happy to bring multiple entrees so hubby could try new things and order something meat and potatoes style.
We just got off Carnival Glory from a Thanksgiving Cruise and this was the most disappointing food I have had. The food two years ago on Carnival Fantasy was much better. The formal dining room offered 5 entrees each night which were different and they also had 5 entrees which were available each night, I took advantage of that and ended up choosing New York Strip and baked potato several nights after hating the suggested entree. The deserts were the same every night except for pumpkin pie on thanksgiving so we usually ate the Melting Cake which is delicious, but tiring after a week. The salads were about the same each night and the starters weren't too great either.
We had two breakfast in the dining room cooked to order and the waiter seemed confused when I asked for a subsitution from what was on the menu. In the buffett breakfast the food was the same EVERY morning. The only thing that changed was the second and last day they had grits in place of oatmeal. The buffet consisted of the same fruit (apples and oranges...bananas got gone fast), dried up hard pastries (none were ever warm), scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes, bacon swimming in grease, sausage, (pancakes or french toast), dried toast, dried cereals and an omelet station. I usually just got a cooked to order omelet after the first couple of mornings. In the middle of the room was the milks and yogurts.
Lunch in the restaurant buffet style was awful, nothing seemed to go together and the desserts had no flavor. We ended up opting for the pizza or the burgers from the pool area and having ice cream for dessert. This was our third cruise, second with Carnival and for the 7 day cruise package I wasn't impressed.
Carnival "Glory" November 2006
Carnival "Fantasy" July 2003
Royal Caribbean "Monarch" June 2002
After much searching and posts I found a link to what I believe is a "New carnival Menu" and alernate selections. thanks tom-n-cheryl for original link.
I plan on getting as much info I can on Liberty 8 day sailing.
It is under post titled: Carnival Alternate menu
Adventure of the Seas RC April 2008
Carnival Liberty April 2007
Carnival Miracle April 2005
Carnival Destiny June 2001, July 2005
NCL Southward June 1985 Honeymoon!
We have sailed on two cruises now and loved the food on both.
We learned AFTER cruise #1 that you could ask for seconds on items. Took full advantage of this with the kids. Dd LOVES shrimp so she od on shimp cocktail, salad and baked potato. Our waiter just waited for her to finsh one and brought her another without us having to ask!
Ds loved the fried shrimp (who doesn't!) so one night he asked for seconds. No problem.
No dirty looks
2005 Carnival Spirit to Alaska
2007 Carnival Conquest to Western Caribbean
2008 Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas to New England/Canada
2010 Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas to Southern Caribbean