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Guests dining in the two main dining rooms (one dining room on the Spirit-class ships) will enjoy sit-down service.


Menus are available in: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, & Spanish.




New Main Dining Room Menus Coming In 2014/2015!!!


Roll-out schedule for New Main Dining Room Menus

(last change 1/2/2014)

Carnival Glory - December 2013
Carnival Liberty - January 2014
Carnival Imagination - February 2014
Carnival Inspiration - February 2014

IF the new menu items win over passengers on these sailings in the early 2014,
they are slated to go fleetwide through the remainder of 2014 and into 2015.


(Samples of the new menus are currently available for downloading at the link below.)


Carnival Cruise Lines - Menus




Dining Options


All ships will offer Dinner Service nightly in the Main Dining Room.

Breakfast / Brunch / Lunch dining options will vary by ship and day, see details below.


Punchliner Comedy Brunch Ships

All Other Ships

Sea Days
Brunch Served
9:30AM-1:30PM

Port Days
Normal Breakfast
No Lunch

Sea Days
Normal Breakfast
Normal Lunch

Port Days
Normal Breakfast
No Lunch



Ships Offering The Punchliner Comedy Brunch

(last change 5/3/2013)

Carnival Breeze
Carnival Conquest
Carnival Dream
Carnival Glory
Carnival Liberty
Carnival Magic
Carnival Miracle
Carnival Splendor
Carnival Sunshine


All ships also offer breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in the Lido Deck Restaurant.







Dress Code / Requirements


Most evenings we have a Cruise Casual dress code, but there are those Cruise Elegant evenings one or two nights throughout the voyage where guests will have the opportunity to showcase their more elegant attire. Both dress codes for the dining rooms are described below and pertain to children as well.


For those who want casual attire for dinner time, the Seaview Bistro on the Lido Deck is open nightly and has a more relaxed theme. However, shirts and shoes/footwear (flip-flops) must be worn at all times inside the Lido Restaurant.


Dining Room - Cruise Casual Dining Dress Code


  • Gentlemen: Sport slacks, khakis, jeans (no cut-offs), dress shorts (long), collared sport shirts.
  • Ladies: Casual dresses, casual skirts or pants and blouses, summer dresses; Capri pants, dress shorts, jeans (no cut-offs).

Note: Not permitted in the dining room during the Cruise Casual dinner for ladies and gentlemen: shorts, gym shorts, basketball shorts, beach flip-flops, bathing suit attire, cut-off jeans, sleeveless shirts for men and baseball hats.


Dining Room - Cruise Elegant Dining Dress Code


  • Gentlemen: Dress slacks, dress shirts. We also suggest a sport coat. If you wish to wear suits and ties or tuxedos, by all means we invite you to do so.
  • Ladies: Cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts and blouses; if you'd like to show off your evening gowns, that's great too!

Note: Not permitted in the dining room during Cruise Elegant dinner for ladies and gentlemen: shorts, gym shorts, T-shirts, beach flip-flops, bathing suit attire, jeans, cut-off jeans, sleeveless shirts for men, sportswear, and baseball hats.


Cruise Elegant Evenings


  • The length of the cruise determines the number of Cruise Elegant evenings in the Dining Room. The first Cruise Elegant evening is scheduled for the 2nd or 3rd day of the cruise; the second Cruise Elegant evening is scheduled for the 2nd or 3rd day prior to the end of the cruise, schedules permitting.

  • 1-day cruise: none
  • 2-day to 5-day cruise: one Cruise Elegant evening
  • 6-day or longer cruise: two Cruise Elegant evenings

Note: An exception to this is on the Carnival Breeze Europe 7-day and 9-day cruises there is still only one Cruise Elegant evening.





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