From a two-level casual eatery featuring a new Italian pasta station, Indian tandoori and burrito bar, to a steakhouse, and Ocean Plaza — an indoor/outdoor café and live music venue – the new Carnival Dream will offer a wide array of culinary choices. And, all of the Carnival Dream’s dining options, except for the reservations-recommended steakhouse, specialty coffees and select patisserie items, are available free of charge.
The 130,000 ton Carnival Dream – the line’s largest ship – is set to debut September 21st.
According to Roberta Jacoby, Carnival’s senior vice president of hotel operations, “The dining options aboard the Carnival Dream represent the culmination of our wide-ranging consumer research efforts, while showcasing the incredible talents of our master chefs.”
Expanded casual offerings include, The Gathering, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner alternatives on two restaurant levels. From Italian and Tex-Mex to tandoori and Asian specialties, The Gathering offers a diversity of culinary choices . New on Carnival Dream is a pasta bar where guests can create a custom-made dish and enjoy traditional Italian favourites. The Gathering will also house Carnival’s popular 24-hour pizzeria.
An expanded 24 hour room service menu that includes several new choices will also be offered. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.
Located along Promenade Deck will be Wasabi, a sushi bar serving complimentary sushi, as well as sake.
Exclusive to Carnival Dream is the new Ocean Plaza, an indoor/outdoor café and entertainment venue designed as a spot for guests to relax and people watch.
In addition to a dance floor and a stage featuring live entertainment, Ocean Plaza will offer full Wi-Fi access, along with 12 stand-alone kiosks where guests can access the FunHub, Carnival Dream’s comprehensive portal and on-board social network.
Carnival Dream is slated to debut September 21st, 2009, with the first of three 12 day Grand Mediterranean cruises operating round-trip from Rome, followed by a 16 day trans-Atlantic crossing from Rome (Civitavecchia) to New York Oct. 27 – Nov. 12, 2009. The new ship will operate eastern and western Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral startin December 12th.