I can see how that would be confusing. We have done 10 DCL cruises. In your room will be a room service menu for lunch and dinner, desserts in a large hardback book that tells you about the ports and featues on the ship. In the draw of the vanity there is a breakfast menu which is very basic. It is made to hang on your door handle so if you want you can order your breakfast the night before to be delivered at acertain time. it tells you when to hang out your choices on the menu. Also you can call in the morning for room service. But if you do it the night before you wont have to wait for a while to get your service. If your going on an excursion that day you want to make sure you have plenty of time to eat. Ther eis NO charge for anything on those 2 menu's. Tips are extra and that o course is up to you. We just keep a few ones handy just for that.
Mixed drinks and some snacks that you can buy at the stores are extra. There is a snack bar called Preludes outside th etheater with snacks for purchase. Eventhough it is not listed ont he menu you can get chocolate chip cookies (warm) or Mickey ice cream bars for free too.
On deck 9 there is a 24 hour drink station where you can get free pop, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and some type of Hi C. We get out pop there to take to the shows. If you get pop from a bar you will be charged for it, but it is free at the drink station, at all meals too. There are a few places to get more food for free around the pool. There is pizza's, hamburgers, freah fruit, chicken strips, fries, chips, sometimes mexican food, wraps, ice cream and some pastas. All free for the asking. Check the last pageof your Navigator for times these places are open. All are on deck 9 around the pools. The food in Palos ( if you have a reservation) is free, but they do charge a $15 per person gratuity when you book it.
Late night by the clubs they set out snacks too. On the 7 day cruises they have a dessert buffet one night and on all the cruises after the pirate party there is a free buffet on deck 9 too. On castaway Cay they have a nice BBQ which is free too for your lunch. if you decide to go out to have your breakfast, i'd advise the buffet over the restaurants. Much bigger selection and the omelete bar at the back of the buffet is fantastic. Anything you can think of they have and the pastries are great !!! You are free to fill your plate there and eat inside or outside which is fun or you can take it back to your room. Just set all dishes outside the door when you are done to be picked up, your room host will not remove them from your room, you must set them outside the door.
This is how things worked on all our cruses, the last one was just in december, so if they have changed something it would be brand new. But there is breakfast room service and it is free accept gratuity, so enjoy and relax.If I can help with any other questions, just ask and I will try to answer for you. I wont be checking this site until Monday, but i will look and see if you have anyother questions at that time.
I wish you a very Magical cruise,