This post will share items that are commonly found in Carnival's Lido buffet for breakfast. The actual food offerings during your cruise may vary slightly so don't be disappointed if something you see here is not offered. Enjoy the pictures posted here of the food offered in the Lido buffet from some of my cruises!
Typically, Carnival's main Lido buffet lines have similar offerings each day of the cruise, but the style of a dish offered can vary. On my cruises, the exact offerings for a morning's breakfast vary by day and cruise. However, typically there are scrambled eggs, oatmeal, grits, and some sort of sausage available each morning. Starting in late 2021, Carnival started serving bacon every other day. Additionally, Carnival typically will have some sort of potato dish each day of the cruise. The potato dish served could be roasted potatoes, hash browns, or some other variation of a potato. Carnival does the same thing with the sausage available at breakfast. One day of the cruise might be sausage links, but the next day might be sausage cooked in a different way. The exact offerings are up to the chef onboard the ship. I have also seen Carnival's main breakfast buffet lines offer grilled tomatoes, baked beans, grits, and biscuit & gravy.
Carnival's Lido breakfast buffet is filled with a variety of different pastries and sweets. I reached out to Carnival to ask for a list of pastries typically served on the buffet. The Lido buffet selection generally consists of the following pastries: Apple Cornet, Vanilla Crown, Cinnamon Swirls, Raspberry Danish, Croissant, Banana Bread, and muffins. The muffins offered is up to the chef and could include: Chocolate Chips muffins, Orange Sunrise muffins, Chocolate Chunk muffins, Banana Nut muffins, Glorious muffins, Lemon Poppy Seed muffins, or Honey Raisin muffins. THANK YOU to the nice people working in Carnival's PR Department that were able to provide me with information about the pastry offerings. If you happen to read this I appreciate your help!
Here are a few pictures of some of the pastries that I have captured on past cruises:
The exact offering can vary by day. Carnival usually has fruits available including cantaloupe, prunes, honeydew, pineapple, peaches, grapefruit, and watermelon. Some Carnival ships have bite sized sliced fruit available by the pastries, but generally the main breakfast buffet line has large chunks of fruit available. The location of fruit can vary by ship.
TIP: Each Carnival ship's Lido buffet is setup differently. Before getting some food walk around the buffet to see what items are available and where the items are located.
Lido Breakfast Buffet Drinks & Juices:
The following beverages are typically available in the Lido buffet from self-service dispensers.
The coffee dispensers have a hot water dispenser feature. This can be used if you are making tea from one of the available packets. On my recent cruises I have seen tea packets available for regular tea, decaf tea, and green tea. Flavored packets are generally not available in the buffet and are offered at tea time for an extra charge.
An omelet station is also available, but I cover this in another post: Click Here For My Omelet Station Post