14 May 2010 - Issue 13  


Dear Colleagues

Everyone who sells cruises knows that it’s hard to beat the dining options and choices available on a modern cruise ship – the vast majority included in the cruise fare!  We believe (and we know lots of our travel agent partners who agree with us!) that the quality of food and innovative choices on Carnival exceed many of our 5* competitors… So here are some wonderful new (and existing) food facts to whet your palette and help you to sell Carnival to your “foodie” clients!

Remember – Carnival Magic 2011 Mediterranean cruises start from just £799 per person for a 9-night fly cruise – and include all this wonderful food!  That's 9-nights for the price of 7 on our current fantastic Carnival Magic deals!

Good Selling




Main Dining Rooms - FREE


All Carnival ships feature two 2-level dining rooms, offering a choice of fixed or “Your Time” open dining. 

Menus offer guests a choice of six different appetizers and soups, two salads, and six entrees, and the ever-popular Broiled Lobster Tail served once each voyage, plus a choice of desserts including the legendary Chocolate Melting Cake! Additionally, Carnival Classics – a selection of popular appetizers, entrees and desserts -- is available daily.

Don’t forget to tell your clients about our talented singing and dancing waiters!

The Lido - FREE


The more casual lido offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options – just look at the huge choice we offer!

  • A Tandoori oven offering Indian-style chicken, fish kebobs, breads and other delicacies
  • A Mongolian wok where guests can select vegetables, seafood, meat and spices and have it prepared right before their eyes,
  • The ever-popular 24-hour pizza with seven kinds of pizzas and calzone. 
  • New York–style deli with piled-high sandwiches and popular side orders
  • A 35-item salad bar, pasta and meat-carving stations, and a grill serving hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken and steak sandwiches.
  •  A rotisserie serving rotisserie chicken with our signature spice rub, and traditional accompaniments.

Steakhouse Dining - $30 FEE


A delicious steakhouse menu served with our unique Carnival style. Your clients will enjoy mouth-watering USDA prime beef seasoned and charbroiled to their exact specifications. Or they can choose from our fantastic selection of seafood entrees, gourmet appetizers and extensive wine list. The dress code is Cruise Elegant and there is a nominal fee of $30 per guest.

The Steakhouse is available on Conquest-class, Spirit-class, Splendor and Dream-class ships

Around the Ship - FREE


  • The Coffee Shop, offering espressos, lattes and cappuccinos and decadent sweets (speciality coffees are charged for)
  • A sushi bar offering complimentary Asian specialities prior to dinner each evening.
  • 24-hour stateroom service – complimentary of course, featuring hot and cold sandwiches and panninis
  • Late night buffets with a different theme each night, including the Gala Midnight Buffet and Chocolate Extravaganza


NEW DINING OPTIONS FOR 2010 - yes, there's more to come!

Carnival Dream Lanai BBQ: FREE


The new open-air barbecue was recently introduced with much success.  The barbecues are held during lunchtime on sea days in The Lanai outdoor promenade area and feature a variety of grilled items from hamburger sliders and chicken to quesadillas and hot dogs - along with salads, homemade chips and salsa and other traditional barbecue accompaniments.

Chef’s Table - $75 FEE (including wine and gratuity)

This unique culinary experience is now available for groups of 12 guests.  It includes cocktails and hors d’ouevres as well as a personalized tour of the galley in operation, followed by a multi-course full-service dinner created by our master chefs – all hosted by the ship’s chef de cuisine.  The dinner takes place in non-traditional dining venues – such as the galley, library and conference centre -- which will vary by ship. Reservations can be made onboard through the Guest Services desk and the fee is $75 per person (including wine and gratuity.)
The Chef’s Table is already available on Carnival Dream, Liberty, Pride, Ecstasy, Sensation, Imagination, Fascination and Inspiration!


In the Carnival Dream’s first year of operation:-

  • Guests will devour 242,000 servings of Carnival’s signature dessert, the Chocolate Melting Cake, along with 346,000 pizzas and 145,200 cappuccinos
  • Approximately 26,600 meals will be served in the reservations-recommended steakhouse, The Chef’s Art
  • Chefs in the vessel’s galley will use roughly 22,000 pounds of flour
  • Nearly 100 metric tons of pineapples will be consumed, mostly in frothy tropical drinks!
  • Stateroom stewards will place more than 2 million individual pieces of chocolate on guests’ pillows and create more than 663,000 of Carnival’s wildly popular “towel animals”

Visit www.GoCarnival.co.uk – our new travel agent online booking tool and register NOW!


Call us on 0845 351 0546 or click on the member of the team below to send an e-mail!










Carnival Cruise Lines | Carnival House, 5 Gainsford Street, London | SE1 2NE. TEL; 0845 351 0546