When you go on a Carnival Cruise, there are several different dining options available to you. Every ship has a few different things, but for the most part they are the same. You can eat most of the food for free all day long. This is one great thing about taking a cruise. Your waist line might not agree.
There is a buffet that is open almost the entire day. You will only find it closed for a few hours late at night. These lines vary each day on what they serve. You can get a fresh grilled hamburger and fries almost all day long. They also have lines with various foods such as chicken, pork chops, and baked potatoes. Don't miss out on dessert from separate tables that are full of several choices. It will have cake, cheesecake, pie, and even diet options. One of the best parts it that you can get as much as you want so you will want to try it all!
Most of the cruise ships also offer a 24 hour pizza parlor. This is great pizza and you can pick it up anytime you are hungry. There are also 24 hour ice cream machines near the buffet that you can serve yourself. Many ships have a small sandwich shop as well.
The main dining rooms are only open for certain hours every day. You can get the hours and menu on your television in your room or you can check hours in the Carnival Fun Times. The meals here are very nice and several courses. They will bring you appetizers, your meal, and dessert. Order as much as you want since it is all covered in the cost of your cruise. Carnival is famous for their amazing chocolate melting cake. You don't want to miss this cake with ice cream on top.
One other way to eat on the cruise is room service. This is also free of charge! You can order sandwiches, desert, and breakfast this way. This is some of the best food you can ever eat. Don't miss out on cereal and toast you can have waiting at your door when you wake up.
If you want to spend money on your food, you can also go to the Steak House. This will cost $30 per person and you will get a nice steak dinner. In my opinion this is not any better than the main dining hall and there is no reason to waste your money. Other people may disagree.
You can also check out the coffee shop and sushi bar. These cost money too so I personally did not try them. There are bars all over the ship for alcoholic drinks at a charge and pop as well. You can drink water, coffee, and juice for free all day long. If you want to drink a large amount of pop, the best way to do this is to pay a onetime fee for unlimited soda during your trip.
Now if you are going on a cruise, you will know what you can eat for free and what will cost you money. The food is one of the best parts of the trip so enjoy it! Remember that you don't have to spend any money for meals during your cruise so eat up!