There are so many options on a cruise ship, that you do not want to spend your time only eating at the buffet. We never ate the buffet for breakfast, ate there almost every day for lunch and snacks, and then only ate there once or twice for dinner.
When you first board the cruise ship, the only place open is the lido deck buffet. I had heard that Carnival introduced a pasta bar onto this ship, so we wanted to try it out before everyone else knew it existed. Sadly, it wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be.
Jason tried out the chicken alfredo pasta and he loved it. I had penne pasta with clam sauce and it just wasn't as good as I hoped for. The pasta was not cooked all the way through and there were barely any clams at all.
Sadly, I don't have pictures of most of the food we ate on the Lido Deck. I really slacked off on that part.
Our original seating assignment for the Main Dining Room had us sitting with 8 other people, so we decided to skip out of dinner the first night until they could get us a table for two. We went up to the Lido Deck and I was very disappointed with the choices. They had a lot of the same food as the dining room, but they had been sitting on a buffet line for so long that it didn't taste near as good. I wish they would have had a few more options since it is supposed to be an alternative to dining in the dining room.
I'm a huge lover of the pizza on Carnival ships, so most days I ate margherita pizza and french fries. Absolutely delicious and the perfect thing to fill you up after being the Caribbean sun.
There was a Mongolian Grill on board that my husband had to check out. You stand in line and put all the mix-ins that you want into your bowl. When you get up to the cook, you had him your bowl and he cooks everything on a flat top grill right in front of you. J said it was delicious and would definitely try it again.
Sorry for the lack of pictures in this part of the series. I promise tomorrow I'll make it up for you because I took a picture of every single dish we ate in the Main Dining Room.