Posted May 16th, 2018, 03:08 PM
I just got back from Carnival Horizon and had a great time onboard... and food was pretty darn good, I have to admit. Better vegan provision than I have had on Royal Caribbean in the past.
(You'll find my RC food photos/horrors on vegancruiser.co.uk)
I haven't posted my Carnival blog post yet but I found plenty to eat. MDR breakfast has oatmeal, avocado toast and curried lentil crepe thing, but it was a bit much so never ate that so early in the morning. One of the sous chefs at the Lido buffet would occasionally get me the MDR avo toast so that I didn't need to go down to the MDR for breakfast. Soy & almond milk was available too. Bring your own vegan spread, dairy-free cheese and deli slices and keep them in the fridge if you need them...
I found that on most morning's I would end up in the Blue Iguana queue with a veggie burrito in my hand. Veg fillings with hash browns.. various sauces. I couldn't get a comprehensive answer to whether guagamole (in squeazy bottle) had milk/dairy to make it squeazeable so I stuck to salsa.
Guy's veggieburger is vegan.. just as for no cheese, may, no butter in bun. Deli counter in the lido does a falafel wrap - just ask it without tsatsiki and feta. Lunchtime we also had Mongolian Wok and Italian pasta place to eat in (upcharge in the evenings). No vegan wok sauces, just soy, so I took two sachets of vegan wok sauce with me and chefs were happy to cook with them.
Pizza place in the lido, open 24h, had no vegan cheese, obv, but v little veg. I had to take some from the buffet and they would make one with my buffet veg and vegan salami & cheese. I was told mushrooms in the pizza station were fried with butter so I stayed clear of them.
MDR I always preordered my meals the night before, looking to see if there was something on the next day's menu that was easily veganisable. Indian vegetarian option is generally vegan if without raita.. but I didn't have to stick to that. Even got better desserts than on RC. My Vegancruiser FB page has a few photos from the start of the cruise - blog post up hopefully this weekend.
Beer brewed at own inhouse brewery (Pig & Anchor) at Vista & Horizon is vegan too - just saying
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