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Dave 12-03-2013 08:17 AM

Carnival's New Dining Concept To Begin
 
I'm not too crazy about the family style servings in every seating situation, but otherwise this is interesting. Press Release

billybuzzy 12-12-2013 07:23 PM

Let You know how it is working (and tasting), We're scheduled out on the Carnival Inspiration as the second part of Our B2B Hawaiian/Mexico cruises in Jan/Feb!! We'll be able to compare the new "American Table " concept vs. the traditional as We move off the Miracle to the Inspiration!!! Sounds like a yummy adventure!!

BillyBuzzy

CruiseDad 12-13-2013 11:51 AM

I'm a bit leary about this. I understand it will be on the Liberty also starting in December. I cruise Jan 10. I hope any bugs are worked out by then. But I liked the old format, it was the fine dinning every night on linen and nice flatware, waited on by people dressed up nice. I'm afriad this will be the Yee-Haw version of restraunts that I don't like. At least I have the Steak House booked for the night after Cozumel.

I'd love some reviews from other members on how this is working and if they like it.

Dave 12-13-2013 01:33 PM

I've heard the 'American Table' nights will have bare tables without tablecloths - ala Applebees. I'm looking for confirmation about that. Also, John Heald reports the cold soups will no longer be served. That's a shame because I like the cold soups.

Of course nothing is final yet and they will be tweaking this over several weeks and perhaps months.

I don't understand why they are doing this. The dining room food has been a consistent high point for Carnival for several years now, according to cruise reviews and comment cards. Why change something that was popular?

CruiseDad 12-14-2013 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave (Post 299531)
I've heard the 'American Table' nights will have bare tables without tablecloths - ala Applebees. I'm looking for confirmation about that. Also, John Heald reports the cold soups will no longer be served. That's a shame because I like the cold soups.

Of course nothing is final yet and they will be tweaking this over several weeks and perhaps months.

I don't understand why they are doing this. The dining room food has been a consistent high point for Carnival for several years now, according to cruise reviews and comment cards. Why change something that was popular?

It seems to be what Carnival does best. :D Messing up things that work well. When we started cruising there was an 11 piece ship band and over 20 dancers. According to my daughter the Big Shows always got high marks and yet now the band is 6 with a music track and only 16 dancers, and on the 2.0 ships even fewer singer/dancers. Why they do this is a mystery to me. It's like the company was being run by an short sighted accountant,- wait a min that is exactly what is going on!!


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