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Dining on a Cruise

When returning from a cruise, one of the most common questions asked of cruisers is "How was the food?"

The answer is almost always the same… Amazing!

The food onboard today´s cruise ships rivals some of the best in the world. All-you-can-eat buffets, endless snacks and treats, and numerous specialty restaurants ensure the culinary needs and desires of each individual cruiser is met!

It´s no wonder so many people are taking the cruising option, when the possibilities are so endless.

Carnival Cruises


Cuisine for all

The menus onboard Carnival Spirit has a wide variety to accommodate every taste and preferance. From pizza & ice cream to ala Carte - the options are countless.

Asian cuisine available from the design-your-own stir-fry bar. (Chopsticks totally optional.) Our chefs will prepare your meats and veges to perfection, your choice of combinations.

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri brings you the best burgers found on sea! This best-selling author, restaurateur and Food Network personality bring all the appetizing appeal of a roadside burger to Guy´s Burger Joint, the cool poolside spot for hot burgers and hand-cut fries.

The coffee bar offers delicious pastries and premium coffee.

Fat Jimmy`s BBQ C-Side style provides cruisers with a real American style BBQ.

All Day and Night Food

Carnival Spirit`s Kitchen never closes, that means whenever you feel hungry or peckish, you will be able to get something to fill your tatstebuds.

Cha cha cha on over to our Mexican cantina, where the food is fresh and the atmosphere is fresher. Book a table at our legendary Steakhouse, or the Lido Buffet, Bonsai Sushi or Cucina Del Capitano - Italian-American dishes inspired by the recipes from the Italian captains` and officers` childhoods.

Tour: Treat your taste buds to the experience of a lifetime, culminating in a sumptuous multicourse dinner hosted by one of our master chefs. Your VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d`oeuvres for a select group of 12, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation. The evening concludes with a mind-blowing full-service dinner of amazing appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on our regular dining menus.

Reserve early because this once-in-a-lifetime experience has limited seating. It`s just $75 per person and can be booked on board through the ship`s guest information desk.

Kids eat well onboard!
Carnival Dining kids

Whether your kid loves to try new things or stick to a few faves, we´ve got something on their menu guaranteed to be a big hit.

Our kids´ menu features delicious, fun foods to keep even the pickiest eaters happy. We´ve got all the familiar options they love from home, like spaghetti & meatballs, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, mac & cheese, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and fresh fruit and veggies.

Small treats make great eats.

Sample some of the best Carnival has to offer. A voyage to new destinations is the perfect time to try new things... and here´s the perfect place: The Taste Bar.

Stop in to The Taste Bar for a new and different delicacy each day — the dishes will give you a taste of the flavors that await at dining venues across the Carnival fleet.

Princess Cruises

The food onboard Princess Cruises is world renowned, and with good reason. At any given time of the day on a Princess Cruise ship, a group of chefs are working hard at ensuring all of your culinary needs are being taken care of. Whether it´s baking fresh bread three times a day or preparing delicious sauces from the freshest of ingredients, they know what it takes to make your dining experience one to remember for all the right reasons.

Traditional Dining

Embrace the classic cruise experience when you take the traditional dining option. Indulge in a glorious array of freshly prepared food, served at set times in elegant dining rooms. This option allows you to enjoy the consistency of having the same wait staff and table mates each evening.

Anytime Dining*

Those seeking flexibility in dining times will love the Anytime Dining Option. Dine with whomever you wish, at the time you choose (between 5:30pm and 10:00pm). Choose from elegant, upscale venues and enjoy taking it easy and eating when it suits you best.

*Anytime dining is not available on the Sea Princess while in Australia, Pacific Princess, Ocean Princess, Sun Princess and Dawn Princess.

Specialty Restaurants*


Experience a slice of Italy when you dine at Sabatini´s Restaurant. Offering a remarkable eight-course meal, the menu features old favourites and delicious local seafood specialties.

Bayou Café and Steakhouse

This New Orleans-style restaurant offers fabulous Creole and Cajun traditional cuisine, along with an atmosphere that will get you in the mood for a night of partying.

Crown Grill

Boasting an open, theater-style kitchen, the Crown Grill is the perfect place to go to if you want to see your food prepared before your eyes. Watch as the chefs custom prepare delicious seafood or steak, and enjoy your meal with new found friends.

Sterling Steakhouse

Craving a really good steak? Dine at the Sterling Steakhouse and you can enjoy the best, most tender cuts of beef, such as the New York steak or a delicious porterhouse. This is a steak-lover´s paradise.

*Specialty restaurants can be found on selected cruise ships. Additional charges apply.

The Piazza

Those after a more casual dining experience can visit the Piazza, where they will find an International Café and the Vines Wine Bar. Pick something up while passing by or enjoy a glass of wine and tapas with your new friends.

Room Service

Don´t feel like getting out of bed to get some food? Take advantage of the personal room service on offer and enjoy delicious treats like sandwiches, salads, soups and cakes. Pizza can also be ordered for a small additional charge.

P&O Cruises

When you choose to holiday with P&O Cruises, all your main meals onboard are included in your fare. Choose from a tantalizing array of delicious cuisine, prepared by top chefs from around the world. There is something for everyone, any time of the day!

Your Choice Dining

As the name suggests, Your Choice Dining means you can choose who you dine with, where and when. A flexibility in hours means you can choose to dine from 5:30pm, well through the evening.

For dinner, choose one of the main dining rooms, which offer full service A La Carte dining. Tables range from 2 -10 people and peak times are similar to restaurants on land.

Dine from the A La Carte menu in the main dining rooms anytime from 5:30pm – 10:00pm

For breakfast and lunch you will get to choose from delicious buffet selections. The menu is similar to the A La Carte menu in the main dining room; the only difference being that you serve yourself.

Sumptuous buffet selections are available from 6.00am - 10.30am and 11.30am - 2.30pm.

Enjoy A La Carte in the main dining room from 7.30am - 9.30am and 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Specialty Restaurants*

The Grill and the Seafood and Steakhouse Restaurant

If you aren´t in the mood for a buffet or sitting down to a meal in the main dining room, why not try out The Grill on the Pacific Dawn, Pacific Jewel or Pacific Pearl and The Seafood and Steakhouse Restaurant on the Pacific Sun? Offering a more casual approach, this is the perfect option for those seeking a laid back atmosphere while dining.

Cruisers can dine at the Seafood and Steakhouse* from 5:30pm – 10:00pm on Pacific Sun.

La Luna

Exclusive to the Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl, this casual dining venue offers tempting Asian cuisine in the evening and healthy meal choices throughout the day.

The Café

The Café can be found on the Pacific Jewel and Pacific Pearl and is a haven for those with a sweet tooth, offering a range of cookies, waffles and desserts, baked fresh every day.

Salt Grill by Luke Mangan

Exclusive to the Pacific Jewel, Pacific Dawn and Pacific Pearl, Salt Grill offers signature dishes like the crab omelet and liquorice parfait with lime syrup. Enjoy an exclusive food experience for only a fraction of what you would pay on land.

Chef´s Table

Brand new to the Pacific Pearl and Pacific Jewel, Chef´s Table offers 12 guests the exclusive dining experience in the ship´s private wine room. Enjoy cocktails and a degustation menu paired with specially selected wines. The menu will be introduced by the Executive Chef.

*Additional charges apply.