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I'm crying about no Grand mariner soufflé, Bitter n Banc or Creme Brûlée. :(

 

I can probably find something to eat for meal itself, but honestly most of the desserts seem like something from the Lido.

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Less choices all around, my favorite desserts gone, no more yummy soups. The elegant night menus don't offer any alternatives. I like filet mignon but I abhor horseradish. Will I be able to get something else? Also, only 1 dessert on elegant night? That is not ok.

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One huge difference is the different steaks offered each night....rib eye.....yummy, ny strip ...also they are offering prime ribs on a non elegant night......no more meatloaf for DH the beef eater!!!:D

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I recall JH saying that the WCMC was not going away, yet I don't see it anywhere:eek::eek::eek: Are there going to be "everynight" desserts, along with the "one" special each night? Anyone?

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The soups were my favorite at dinner. Seems more like cut backs to me.

better cuts of steak over meatloaf is a cutback :scratches head:

 

Soups were not pricey to produce, I think it just was not a well ordered item.

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Color me stupid, but these menu's still confuse me. Can I order a caesar salad just for me? It says for the table. Is there still some type of everyday menu for those of us picky eaters? Can folks who want it still order multiple dinners? Can you order more sides? The menu's seem to be more about getting folks to order drinks and cocktails instead of more food choices.

 

I have to say I am not really impressed. The sides seem almost the same day after day. I liked having my side match my entree. Seems like there are less choices. More dishes with a lot of things I don't like. I know that is just personal, but I liked having a fried chicken to fall back on. Certainly not every night but it was nice knowing it was there if I did not like anything on the menu. Hardly any appetizer choices.

 

Oh yeah - and can I still get a banana split from the kids menu? :)

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I recall JH saying that the WCMC was not going away, yet I don't see it anywhere:eek::eek::eek: Are there going to be "everynight" desserts, along with the "one" special each night? Anyone?

 

It's called Carnival Melting Cake now. There is that plus only 2 other selections each night. Elegant night seems to only have 1 dessert option.

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Color me stupid, but these menu's still confuse me. Can I order a caesar salad just for me? It says for the table. Is there still some type of everyday menu for those of us picky eaters? Can folks who want it still order multiple dinners? Can you order more sides? The menu's seem to be more about getting folks to order drinks and cocktails instead of more food choices.

 

I have to say I am not really impressed. The sides seem almost the same day after day. I liked having my side match my entree. Seems like there are less choices. More dishes with a lot of things I don't like. I know that is just personal, but I liked having a fried chicken to fall back on. Certainly not every night but it was nice knowing it was there if I did not like anything on the menu. Hardly any appetizer choices.

 

If there was a "Like" option I would hit it. I'm not overly picky either I just have a preference in flavors and the ones now offered do not match it. The sides are also pretty "meh" in my book.

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Where is everyone seeing all these selections? I clicked on the above link, and only 2 memus come up, and sems like nothing you guys are discussing.:confused:

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I know that food is very subjective, but this looks like fewer but better choices to me. I like the various cuts of beef offered, and the port specific selections look very interesting.

 

We had creme brûlée for the first time on our most recent cruise, I guess it doesn't make the rotation on 4 night sailings, and it was ok, but kind of runny, maybe the kitchen was off that night. There is still melting cake and ice cream, and less dessert wouldn't be the worst thing for me. ;)

 

 

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Where is everyone seeing all these selections? I clicked on the above link, and only 2 memus come up, and sems like nothing you guys are discussing.:confused:

 

If you click on American Table, you will get 5 dinner menus, and below them, 5 dessert menus. American Feast, you should see two, for the two "elegant" nights. Hope this helps. You just need to scroll down.:o

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Where is everyone seeing all these selections? I clicked on the above link, and only 2 memus come up, and sems like nothing you guys are discussing.:confused:

 

 

When you click on the link posted, there will be two choices, Feast and Tabl ...click on American table and 15 menus come up, click on each one to read it.

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I'm crying about no Grand mariner soufflé, Bitter n Banc or Creme Brûlée. :(

 

I can probably find something to eat for meal itself, but honestly most of the desserts seem like something from the Lido.

 

I agree completely.

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The posted menus are disappointing. I do love food but honestly the lack of desserts and the lack of appetizers leave me wanting more. And the main dish offerings leave me wanting the old menu. I have one more carnival booked for April on the Miracle. I should still have the "old" menus so I will really try to enjoy them.

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The appetizers, entrees, port of call selections, rare finds, all that looks great. I wish there were more salad and soup options, but I can live with it. The desserts on the other hand, well, I guess it is a good thing I don't eat a lot of sweets. The new dessert menu will help see to that. Cheeseplate for dessert gone as well as bitter and blanc.

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Thanks for posting the links!

 

I'm glad to see that escargot is still on the menu. The soups and desserts seem really limited though. And the salads are non-existent. My husband isn't going to be happy about no salad. :(

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Does anyone know when this takes effect? is it only for the Glory or all ships immediately?

 

i'm on the Legend in January, so just curious.

 

eta..personally i like that they changed 'didja' to 'rare finds'---it sounds a little classier

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The posted menus are disappointing. I do love food but honestly the lack of desserts and the lack of appetizers leave me wanting more. And the main dish offerings leave me wanting the old menu. I have one more carnival booked for April on the Miracle. I should still have the "old" menus so I will really try to enjoy them.

 

We are on the Miracle next month - I honestly dont mind the new menus, I see something that I would enjoy on each one. I'm just curious how long it will take for them to roll this out to all the ships?

 

Should we expect no changes by next month??

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Does anyone know when this takes effect? is it only for the Glory or all ships immediately?

 

i'm on the Legend in January, so just curious.

 

eta..personally i like that they changed 'didja' to 'rare finds'---it sounds a little classier

 

Just the Glory right now, then the new menus will slowly roll out to other ships. IIRC the Imagination and/or Inspiration we're going to be part of the trial.

 

 

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When you click on the link posted, there will be two choices, Feast and Tabl ...click on American table and 15 menus come up, click on each one to read it.

 

OK thanks, it finally came up with all the menus. Gonna miss most of the soups and salads, as seems like they are gone, as with most of the appetizers.

 

As I posted in another thread, if service with the 3 man teams in the MDR is not improved, new menus will not make any difference in the dining experience, regardless of the food.

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Just the Glory right now, then the new menus will slowly roll out to other ships. IIRC the Imagination and/or Inspiration we're going to be part of the trial.

 

 

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thanks so much for replying.

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So does anyone have the answers to the questions below?

 

Can I order a caesar salad just for me? It says for the table.

Is there still some type of everyday menu for those of us picky eaters?

Can folks who want it still order multiple dinners?

Can you order more sides?

 

I sure hope they have some type of everyday menu. it just seems that our options are less. The Port of Call meals I can forget because of my pickiness. It is more about not liking spicy things or the such. My idea of a Mexican meal is Taco's and cheese dip without peppers. So, I liked having the everyday menu to choose from if there was nothing on the regular menu I liked. I know thereis always the buffet, but when the others in my party like the options, it is the MDR for all of us. I sure am not going to eat by myself!

 

Does anyone know if they will have the same thing on the buffet with these changes or will that be different?

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I guess this is jumping the thread but were the photo's of the MDR on the Glory without

table cloths legit? It'll be nice to hear back from folks who are currently sailing her....

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So does anyone have the answers to the questions below?

 

Can I order a caesar salad just for me? It says for the table.

Is there still some type of everyday menu for those of us picky eaters?

Can folks who want it still order multiple dinners?

Can you order more sides?

 

I sure hope they have some type of everyday menu. it just seems that our options are less. The Port of Call meals I can forget because of my pickiness. It is more about not liking spicy things or the such. My idea of a Mexican meal is Taco's and cheese dip without peppers. So, I liked having the everyday menu to choose from if there was nothing on the regular menu I liked. I know thereis always the buffet, but when the others in my party like the options, it is the MDR for all of us. I sure am not going to eat by myself!

 

Does anyone know if they will have the same thing on the buffet with these changes or will that be different?

 

 

Yes, it will only be served family style if the table wants it to be.

No everyday menu is available with these menus

You can order multiple items, that hasn't changed

You can order whatever is on the menu plus more. e.g. if the table wants a fruit platter can be served brought to the table.

 

The grill items are like the everyday menu now, order a protein and the sauce you want with it.

 

Nothing has been said about buffets yet.

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I thought the new menus were great . There is a salad everyday .It is under side dishes . I like that they have different steak options instead of just the flat iron steak . Now if only they would go to more exotic places I would not stray .

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Less choices all around, my favorite desserts gone, no more yummy soups. The elegant night menus don't offer any alternatives. I like filet mignon but I abhor horseradish. Will I be able to get something else? Also, only 1 dessert on elegant night? That is not ok.

 

And many do not think this new exciting menu was to reduce costs? It's just less choices packaged in a different style. Carnival continues to devalue their product and tell us it's new and exciting. While many of you will find a way to say how great this all looks (because nothing Carnival does is wrong) many of us (we are according to some the complainers, the trashers etc.) see this for what it is. A way for Carnival to further cut back their services and insult our intelligence.

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The posted menus are disappointing. I do love food but honestly the lack of desserts and the lack of appetizers leave me wanting more. And the main dish offerings leave me wanting the old menu. I have one more carnival booked for April on the Miracle. I should still have the "old" menus so I will really try to enjoy them.

 

We are booked on Liberty for April and seriously I'm sad that I won't be having some of my old favorites. We only cruise once a year, so we don't tire of the menus.

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Anyone know how Buttered Popcorn Pot De Creme with Blueberry marmalade is served? I know its popcorn, but I can't envision it. Maybe its just popcorn with blueberry marmalade? :confused:

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I guess this is jumping the thread but were the photo's of the MDR on the Glory without

table cloths legit? It'll be nice to hear back from folks who are currently sailing her....

 

Yes, they are legit. Tablecloths will on be on American Feast nights.

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Where is everyone seeing all these selections? I clicked on the above link, and only 2 memus come up, and sems like nothing you guys are discussing.:confused:

 

Click on each menu and it will take you to the selections.

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Overall it looks like better quality with less choices. Probably close to a wash for Carnival's cost. I'm guessing that it ends up delivering better value to the customer.

 

I personally will not miss the table cloths, and think it is a smart cost reduction. I believe the restaurant industry as a whole is going the same way.

 

I'm on the miracle in February. My guess is 50/50 new menu's or old.

 

My only concern is that I am on a very low fat diet (heart issues). I don't eat added oil, mostly vegetarian with some fish, only non fat dairy, no simple carbs. I am hoping they are flexible with things like asking for salad with either non fat dressing, or vinegar on the side, no cheese etc.

 

I can usually find something that works and I like in most sit down restaurants. Probably same on Carnival.

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Personally i love the look of the new menu. I don't see how complaints about less selection is warranted. There are 9 options of appetizers; 6 in the "appetizer", one rare finds, one in ports of call, and one in sides. Of those 8 dishes; 2 are salads, one soup, and a variety of others. There are 10 different entree options; 5 "mains" which change, 4 "from the grill", and 1 "port of call".

 

All those people previously chirping about having meatloaf and fried chicken being offered, your wish came true. More quality steaks are being offered, not just the "flat iron".

 

I will agree that the dessert selection has been reduced but it still looks good to me. Disappointed not see the "bitter and blanc" but the "banana white chocolate bread pudding" sounds very similar. Change is hard for some, especially fore those people that cruise multiple times per year and are accustomed to the usual carnival menu.

 

Also remember this is currently a test run on the glory and necessary changes will be made.

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I will miss having the everyday menu alongside the changing menus...If i wasn't able to find something, I could always go back to the tried and true favorites on the everyday menu.

 

The menus seem okay...we're on the Fascination in February so it will be interesting to see which menus we get! (New or Old)

 

I'm a little bummed about the lack of tablecloths, but I'm sure they're saving a ton of time/energy without having to launder them. On our Behind the Fun tour this past summer, we saw the extreme amount of linens that go through the laundry...I bet they're happy to be rid of that extra load!

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I personally don't care for the new menus.....

No Bitter n Blanc, Creme Brûlée or Grand Marnier Soufflé.....that sucks!!:mad:

There is way too much fish & seafood...DH & I dislike both.

Too many mushrooms also...yuk!

 

Bottom line: it is to save money & line their pockets some more.

Another cost saving move by Carnival.

They apparently ARE trying for the new, inexperienced cruisers & hoping the seasoned cruisers will jump to their more "expensive", "better" lines when they reach their threshold of cost cutting measures.

It is what it is....take it' or leave it.

The new menu design is, lipstick on a pig.

 

We are fresh off the Breeze & in just 4 years since our 1st cruise the changes show. Especially the staff cuts....most ridiculous thing is having all passengers ding on & off the ship in ports in 1 single flippin' line. Convenient for them but a real PIA for passengers...such a waste of port time! It seems like more & more it's not only about cost cuts, but making things easier for the crew & too bad about inconveniencing the paying passengers!

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Oh well I like the new menus. I am so glad they have gotten rid of those horrid fruit soups. It was like a flashback to an early 90s dinner party.

I like that they have limited the options but improved the offerings.

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I will agree that the dessert selection has been reduced but it still looks good to me. Disappointed not see the "bitter and blanc" but the "banana white chocolate bread pudding" sounds very similar.

 

 

Nope, sorry "banana white chocolate bread pudding" does not sound very similar at all. :mad:

 

No bitter and Blanc :( Phooey on Carnival. No point sailing CCL anymore I guess.

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