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Old 07-13-2006, 12:37 PM
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I happened to find a dinner menu for 7 night carnival cruise, the dinner menu seems kind of elaborate for kids, do they have a seperate kids menu for kids for dinner.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:19 PM
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Yes, Carnival has a kids menu. The usual stuff - hot dog, pizza, chicken strips, burger, etc. But you may be surprised that many kids actually like some of the stuff on the regular menus. Our son (turns 12 in a couple days and has been cruising since he was 20 months old) will get items from the regular menu quite often. Usually this is a steak or pasta dish but sometimes is something he normally doesn't touch. I still remember how he chowed down on the conch fritters on a Celebrity cruise a few years ago.
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:08 PM
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I would agree with Dave that you might be suprised what they like! My Daughter who is now 17 has been on about 5 cruises and while the kid's stuff is always avaliable, she actually enjoyed many of the other offerings. Either way you will be set in the food department.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:36 AM
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We just got off a Carnival cruise about a week ago, and there was plenty for our son to eat at dinner. Sometimes, he ordered from the kids menu, but occasionally he would try something from the regular menu. And, don't be wary of asking for something special. A couple of evenings, there was an elaborate pasta dish on the menu, and we asked if he could have plain pasta with butter instead -- and they obliged.
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:42 AM
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Like everyone else said. But I'll add that my daughters quickly learned to start checking the adult menu, picking something to "try" and having an order for a kids menu item as "back-up". The waiters have done this thousands of times and don't seem to mind being ready with that order of chicken strips should they not like the adult meal. Or, sometimes they mix and match with the appetizers and salads with a kids entre.
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:33 PM
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We just got off a Carnival cruise about a week ago, and there was plenty for our son to eat at dinner. Sometimes, he ordered from the kids menu, but occasionally he would try something from the regular menu. And, don't be wary of asking for something special. A couple of evenings, there was an elaborate pasta dish on the menu, and we asked if he could have plain pasta with butter instead -- and they obliged.
We've found Carnival's waiters (at least on our cruises) to be quite accomodating too.

So how was the Victory cruise?
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Old 07-14-2006, 12:38 PM
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Like everyone else said. But I'll add that my daughters quickly learned to start checking the adult menu, picking something to "try" and having an order for a kids menu item as "back-up".
That is quite common for us too. Jacob ends up with all these plates - one adult plate, another with a hot dog and fries, and another with a kid's pizza. I guess it is out of guilt for wasting food, but after a while if he doesn't touch the adult plate either my wife or I will eat it, or split it.
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:27 PM
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My boys are experienced cruises now. The first cruise for Jan, he was one and a half years. We took baby food with us. The second cruise, he was nine, his brother five - and naturaly they went with us to the dinner. They selected from the adult menu - and both where happy. For lunch we prefer the buffet, but the dinner we all celebrate every evening. Try it with your children.
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:43 PM
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So how was the Victory cruise?
Dave, it was a very enjoyable cruise. I loved the ship -- the photographs do not do her justice. The food in the dining room was superb. The presentation wasn't fancy, but it's what's on the plate that counts, IMO. There was one appetizer in particular that was sensational -- the foie gras mousse. Of course, the itinerary never disappoints. (As you know, Halifax and Saint John are my two favorite ports.)

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Old 07-18-2006, 04:55 PM
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Lisa,

I am happy to hear you enjoyed the Victory cruise. The foie gras sounds like it is part of the new menu Carnival is offering. The other cruise lines need to pay attention. Carnival has definitely set an agenda for upping the ante.
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