Well I have been talking to my wife about my carnival cruise (Destiny) this summer and I have a few question, in order to understand it let my tell you this, last summer we went in the “adventure of the seas” as you know a royal Caribbean cruise liner and we discover that the were limiting the food during all week, I mean of course you can go to the Johnny Rockets, great food but $6 for each one every time you order? I mean if it’s a cruise why charge for food? And also they close the windjammer at 9 pm.
I am a food junkie so food is important especially after hour.
Can you tell me:
How the buffets are? Have they changes a lot since 2005?
Do they still have the 24 hour pizza?
What options you have 24 hour during your trip?
Are they limiting the food too?
I don't think I'd say any cruise line is "limiting food". They do set hours for the buffets, but on RCI's Voyager and Freedom class ships their are 24 hour food options in the Promenade - pizza, sandwiches, snacks.
The buffets are not open 24 hours on Carnival either. But they usually have a late night buffet - around 11pm to 1am. The pizza is open 24 hours a day (except for the last night when they close around 4am). And of course the room service is available around the clock.
As for Rockets....the cover charge of $3.95 per person was originally not there but they started it after the teenagers aboard monopolized the place - which made it a nightmare to get open tables for everyone else. And it is a "brand name" using Johnny Rockets food. I don't think the cover charge is a huge revenue source for the line, which many suspect as the real reason for implementing it. We usually go only once, and this is free for us since C&A members get one complimentary visit.
I didn't see Carnival limiting the food at all when my family and I went in January. You should be able to find plenty!!! And like they mentioned above no cover charges except the supper club. I had a cheeseburger every "at sea" day and they were wonderful. Hope this helps.
I have never been on a cruise where I have felt there hasn't been enough food. It is usually the week after that you have to retrain the body to realize you don't need all that food, sweets ect. that you got used to on the cruise.
No worries about food on a Carnival Ship. My husband always loses 15 pounds before we cruise so that when we return he will be back to his normal weight.
BLT's on the room service menu just pushes him over.