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Old 05-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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My family has very simple tastes, while the photos of food we see are beautiful its not really what we would eat. Are they options for boring eaters?
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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Why don't you go here and check out the menus?

http://allears.net/cruise/ships/drea...dreammenus.htm
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #3
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My family has very simple tastes, while the photos of food we see are beautiful its not really what we would eat. Are they options for boring eaters?
There's always the option of plain, grilled or baked chicken, fish and occasionally steak with steamed veggies or baked potation on every menu.

Or the kids menu with various "kid friendly" sorts of choices (mac & cheese, burgers, spaghetti, etc)

While a lot of the things sound fancy on the menu and look it in pictures, many of them are really meat and potato kinds of offerings.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #4
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My niece got tired of all the fahncy food on a cruise (not DCL) and actually ordered a hot dog in the main dining room one evening. So you aren't the only "no frills" eater.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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I kind of felt the same way about the food. I am plain and picky. But I like to look at the photos. My dh and dd would love to try all of them, which brings me joy to see them enjoy themselves. But I may be ordering kids menu.
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Old 05-04-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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While I really did enjoy the food, toward the end of our cruise I was done, as well as my stomach, with all of the rich food. I ended up ordering off of the light menu in the MDR it was baked chicken, steamed veggies and a baked potato.....it was truly one of the best meals I had
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While I really did enjoy the food, toward the end of our cruise I was done, as well as my stomach, with all of the rich food. I ended up ordering off of the light menu in the MDR it was baked chicken, steamed veggies and a baked potato.....it was truly one of the best meals I had
Never leave home without your probiotics!!!

I enjoyed all our meals. Including hot dogs at CC and chicken tenders and pizza at Flos. Since I've been home, i haven't been able to keep hotdogs in the house! They are all I want! That and tropical rum drinks...oh look I happen to have one of those right here at the moment.

Junk food is one of the american standards of cruising. Also chicken tenders n fries have always been my best friend for sea sickness! Weird but true!
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There are many options for no-frills food on board. In the MDR your server will be happy to bring you something to your liking. Its easy to leave off certain sauces or to just order a plain chicken breast.

A cruise is also a perfect opportunity to expand your food comfort zone. You can order something you would normally never consider and if it turns out you don't like it, they will bring you something else. Its all included.
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If you really can't find anything on the regular menus, you can always order off the kids' menus. I wanted a plain garden salad one night, so I ordered off the kids' menu.

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Never leave home without your probiotics!!!

I enjoyed all our meals. Including hot dogs at CC and chicken tenders and pizza at Flos. Since I've been home, i haven't been able to keep hotdogs in the house! They are all I want! That and tropical rum drinks...oh look I happen to have one of those right here at the moment.

Junk food is one of the american standards of cruising. Also chicken tenders n fries have always been my best friend for sea sickness! Weird but true!
You know I was close to picking up probiotics and didn't....lesson learned
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You know I was close to picking up probiotics and didn't....lesson learned
Aw. Well they are poorly marketed as some sort of "colon regulator," when actually they can provide quite a bit of stomach upset and relief right at the time of the meal. All my friends know, they will come and ask me for them when the bloaties set in (camping etc). Relief takes about ten min. U r better off taking them right with meal.
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A cruise is also a perfect opportunity to expand your food comfort zone. You can order something you would normally never consider and if it turns out you don't like it, they will bring you something else. Its all included.

I was just thinking the same thing! A cruise is a great opportunity to try new meals.
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I'm also a plain Jane when it comes to dining and I was pleasantly surprised by the meals. I did make changes like the shrimp pasta I asked for a chicken breast instead of shrimp no problem. I didn't find any apps I liked other then the cheddar potato soup so good! I'm glad I branched out and tried a few items I didn't think I'd like. If you don't find anything to your liking you can order room service or go to cabanas etc there are so many options you won't go hungry
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You'll be fine. There are lots of options for a "no frills" kind of eater. Halfway through the cruise, I got tired of the fancy stuff and stuck with chicken for dinner and Mickey bars for dessert. Your servers will work like crazy to make sure you'll happy with your food as fancy or "no frills" as you'd like to go. And if you WANT to step outside the box as well as get something normal, they'll let you do both.
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I'm also a plain Jane when it comes to dining and I was pleasantly surprised by the meals. I did make changes like the shrimp pasta I asked for a chicken breast instead of shrimp no problem. I didn't find any apps I liked other then the cheddar potato soup so good! I'm glad I branched out and tried a few items I didn't think I'd like. If you don't find anything to your liking you can order room service or go to cabanas etc there are so many options you won't go hungry
Cabanas has the same meals (dinner) the dining room has. From what I've heard, they take a few selections from each MDR. So, you won't find anything different there.
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