Carnival Cruise Line chefs expect to serve more than 110,000 Thanksgiving meals to guests and team members this week.
It is the largest number of Thanksgiving meals to be served onboard in the cruise line’s 51-year history. The amount of turkey used is up by 14 per cent from last year.
You never go hungry on a cruise. One of the biggest highlights of a cruise is dining. The quality and quantity of food onboard cruises are impressive, from tempting appetizers to sumptuous entrees and decadent desserts. To savour all the delicious food, not indulge and waste food, one often have to practice restrain.
According to Carnival news, this Thanksgiving, their kitchens are expected to cook up:
- Turkey: 48,000 pounds (3,200 birds at 15 pounds per bird)
- Turkey Gravy: 600+ gallons
- Turkey Stuffing: 6,600+ pounds
- Cranberry Sauce: 2,200+ pounds
- Pumpkin Pie: 20,900+ portions
- Pecan Pie: 24,800+ portions
First All-Vegan Menu Among Thanksgiving Meal Offerings
Vegan diners will get to enjoy a special menu with all-plant-based protein for the first time this year.
There are also many other delicious meatless menu available onboard.
Some of the best vegan breakfasts include baked apples, browned potatoes, butter-free breakfast burritos, fresh fruits, and a variety of breads and jams.
Their Bonsai Sushi restaurants offer a delicious lunch combo of Bonsai noodle salad and miso soup. Sushi meals are always filling. Inform your server to replace seafood with tofu.
The cruise line is in the process to introduce the menu in phases fleet-wide through the end of 2023. Recently introduced dishes include:
- Hawaiian salmon poke using plant-based salmon
- Stuffed mushrooms
- Spaghetti carbonara with vegan bacon
- Grilled tofu steak
- Baked vegetable au gratin
- Eggplant cutlet a la Parmigiana
- Key lime velvet cake
- Dutch double chocolate pave
- Cappuccino pot de crème
For an enjoyable and flavour-packed cruise vacation, speak with the dining room host or head waiter about your dietary needs. Bon Voyage and Bon Appétit!