Cruise NewsNew Dining Experiences Coming to Carnival Cruise Line

New Dining Experiences Coming to Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival continues to revamp their brand and image and is rolling out a new dining room experience and menu.  There will be two different concepts rolled out beginning with the Carnival Glory on December 8, 2013 and will be fleet wide by the second half of 2014 and first half of 2015.

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The concepts were developed after spending time with the Union Square Hospitality Group of New York.  The concepts are the American Feast for cruise elegant nights (formal) and American Table for the cruise casual nights.

The American Feast was designed to create a more elegant feel with courses being served table side.  The American Table will feature a more modern restaurant experience and feature new table decor and menus.  The emphasis will be on American cuisine featuring regional, fresh and contemporary dishes.

After the Glory, the 2nd cruise ship to receive this new dining concept will be the Carnival Liberty in January.  In February, the Inspiration and the Imagination will be added and slowing rolling out to the rest of the fleet by early 2015.

Sample American Feast Menu (subject to change)


  • Smoked Salmon with Heats of Palm
  • Ceviche of Shrimp and Redfish
  • Braised Kale, Blackened Pork Tenderloin
  • Stuff Mushroom
  • Fettuccino Alfredo


  • Seared Striped Bass
  • Boiled Main Lobster Tail
  • Slow Cooked Prime Rib
  • Savory Tart with Root Vegetables


  • Malted Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Cake

Sample American Table Menu (subject to change)


  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Minestone Milanese
  • Cannelloni
  • Fried Calamari
  • Flatbread
  • Caesar Salad


  • Basa Fillet
  • Roast Striploin
  • Salmon Fish Cake
  • BBQ Pork Spareribs
  • Salmon Filet
  • Free Range Chicken Breast
  • Flat Iron Steak
  • Pork Chop


  • Warm Date and Fig Pudding
  • Carnival Melting Chocolate Cake
  • Nutella Tiramisu
  • Pie A LA Mode

Mark Tamis, the senior VP of guest operations at Carnival said, “Dining has always been a hallmark of the Carnival cruise experience and we’re constantly looking for new ways to provide our guests with exceptional meals and service that become a highlight of their vacation, bringing people together while creating fond memories. With our new American TABLE and American FEAST concepts, we have sought to create a delicious, fun, welcoming and highly satisfying main dining room experience and look forward to our guests’ feedback as we refine the program to take it fleetwide next year.”

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Cruise NewsNew Dining Experiences Coming to Carnival Cruise Line


  1. Is it possible to get a hold of the tart with braised kale blackened pork tenderloin recipe? I dream about those beauties!!

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