The new plant-based main dining room menu is already available on board one of Carnival’s ships, and is scheduled to roll out to the rest of the fleet by the end of 2023.
Carnival Cruise Line is adding more plant-based menu items to its flagship dining rooms by offering a fully plant-based menu.
Not only will this provide more delicious dishes for those who prefer vegetarian options, but it will also make it easier to order and prepare to ensure no cross-contamination with animal products.
The new vegan menus include appetizers, entrees and desserts, all of which are completely vegan. When proteins are included in dishes, they are vegetarian substitutes for meat as appropriate.
“Plant-based dietary options are an increasing preference on our ships just as they are on land, so the new dishes we are introducing are a direct response to this shift.” said Richard Morse, senior vice president of food and beverage for Carnival Cruise Line.
Carnival Cruise Line always offers premium vegan selections, but not every vegetarian option is vegan, either. While vegans may still eat some animal products such as dairy, eggs, or some proteins depending on their dietary preferences and needs, vegan diets are more strict and exclude all animal products.
“Our skilled chefs cater to all dietary needs and preferences, but leaning into our vegetarian offerings and emphasizing them with set menus will help make ordering easier in the dining room and preparation more efficient in the kitchen.” Morse said.
The new menu offers delicious options for all dishes, starting with the “Hawaiian Salmon Platter” featuring vegan salmon and refreshing fruits and vegetables like edamame, mango and cucumber.
Guests can also enjoy “Stuffed Mushrooms” with vegan cheese and spinach, or a mouthwatering “Spaghetti Carbonara” with vegan bacon and spices, available as an appetizer or appetizer.
For entrees, highlights of the new vegan menu include the “Grilled Tofu Steak” with Hasselback Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables, the “Baked Vegetables Au Gratin” with a mix of vegetables with vegan cheese in a complete presentation, and the “Eggplant Parmigiana-Style Slices” topped with rustic tomatoes. And pesto and basil.
Delicious desserts can also be part of every vegetarian meal. Key Lime Velvet Cake combines refreshing lemon, raspberries and strawberries for a sweet and delicious finish.
Chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist the “Double Dutch Chocolate” made up of cake layers and buttercream, while coffee lovers will want to indulge in the “Cappuccino Pot De Creme” with cinnamon cream topped with glazed walnut crumbs.
New vegan menu offerings have already come on board Carnival magic And Carnival dream With great success.
“It has been tested on two ships with our vegan guests and the reports have been nothing but extremely positive.” said John Heald, Carnival Cruise Line Brand Ambassador.
Guest response indicates a great deal of excitement for the new menu, not only from those who follow a vegetarian diet by choice or medical necessity, but also from guests who are simply interested in the opportunity to try new foods or add more vegetarian options to their diet, even if they don’t. They still eat meat regularly.
Carnival magic It has already debuted its all-new vegan menu, while Carnival dream The rollout has already begun, and by the end of September, the new offerings will be on board Carnival of valor, Carnival radiance, Carnival miracle, Carnival panoramaAnd Mardi gras.
After that, the vegetarian menu will appear on additional ships: carnival celebration, sunrise carnival, carnival glory, conquest carnival, carnival festa, Carnival breeze, Sunshine CarnivalAnd Carnival jubilation All will offer these options by the end of October.
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finally, Carnival paradise And Carnival spirit The new menus will debut in November, and by the end of the year, vegan guests will have more options on board Carnival legend, Venice Carnivaland the next Jubilee Carnival.
Exact dates for the rollout of the vegan menu on individual ships have not been confirmed and will likely depend on ensuring all supplies are available and each ship’s culinary staff is trained in the proper preparation and handling of vegan items.