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Old 11-19-2006, 05:17 AM
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Now that I've taken the leap and booked I am wondering.... Do they check when and where you eat? Can you really go for pizza at 6pm and show up at the dining room at 8:15? Can I have coffee brought to my room at 7 am and still go for a sit down breakfast at 8 am? Do they have in room coffee and if not I might bring my own?
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Old 11-19-2006, 06:01 AM
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Now that I've taken the leap and booked I am wondering.... Do they check when and where you eat? Can you really go for pizza at 6pm and show up at the dining room at 8:15? Can I have coffee brought to my room at 7 am and still go for a sit down breakfast at 8 am? Do they have in room coffee and if not I might bring my own?
Welcome to the addictive world of cruising.

You can eat anywhere on the ship (at any time). The only "assigned" seating is in the formal dining room at night. Your table number will be on your Sail and Sign card. And yes, you do have to sit at that table every night...or you will end up sitting at someone else's spot and getting a surprised look when they show up. Think about it like buying your season tickets at your local sporting event. The seat never changes.

During breakfast and lunch in the formal dining room it is open seating. They will simply escort you to the next open table.

Yes, you can get pizza 24/7 on Carnival. You can actually order pizza WITH your dinner in the formal dining room!! LOL That is the beauty of cruising. You can order 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 4 soups, 2 desserts ...whatever your heart desires!!! And yes, you can even order pizza with your meal.

There will be door hangers in your cabin that you hang outside on your door knob the night before asking for coffee (and whatever else you want from their continental breakfast selection) to be delivered at the time you ask.
Do tip at least $1 when using room service. That is just a small extra courtesy.

You can have coffee in your room and then go to Lido and eat again...and then go get pizza!!

Food is plentiful, generally pretty good (the eggs on Lido are powdered...so go with an omelet if you don't want powdered eggs) and available 24/7.

Have a wonderful cruise.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:58 PM
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Plus if you are sailing on Celebrity or Holland America the food will actually be good!

The "Sign and Sail" card is a "Sea Pass" on other ships. Anything you have to pay for, (drinks, shop purchases etc.) you just flash that card and it will be linked to the credit card of your choice. On some ships the card opens your safe and it is also how you get on and off the ship! (Don't lose it.)

Ken

Have a great time and happy sailing!

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Old 11-20-2006, 04:32 AM
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I think the food is really good. Of course I do other things than judge the food. So my opinion may not be on the expertise level.
 
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