1. Line Gets Long, But Moves Quick
In the mornings the line for the omelet station may look long, but the line generally moves quick. The crew members working the omelet station have the ability to cook several omelets at once. Generally, the first cruisers to visit the omelet station for the day have a slightly longer wait because the crew members are still finalizing setup and there are quite a few guests ready to eat an omelet at the start of breakfast. On my recent Carnival Valor & Carnival Freedom cruises, the omelet station crew members were making three omelets at a time. When one finished cooking, the crew member asked the next person in line what he or she wanted and then that omelet started cooking. The crew members do a great job getting the line to move fast. This staggered process greatly reduces the wait time.
2. The Omelet Station Also Serves Egg Whites
Although I have never eaten egg whites from the omelet station, I have seen several guests ask the crew member for egg whites from the omelet station. This menu option is generally not advertised heavily, but it is available for guests. The egg whites are cooked using the same skillets as the omelets.
3. Omelet Menu Offerings Can Vary Slightly Each Cruise
The vegetables that are available for the omelet station may vary by ship or cruise. I learned this the hard way on the Carnival Triumph in 2013. I asked for an omelet with everything in it and assumed it would have the same vegetables as my prior cruises. The crew member put some extremely hot pepper in the omelet and this made the omelet extremely spicy. It was still good, but this taught me to make sure I glance at the menu prior to ordering. I recommend taking a second and glancing at the menu before asking for an omelet with everything.
Note: I do not remember what the name of the pepper was off the top of my head. However, it has not been offered on any of my cruises since then.
4. Omelets Are Available In Other Places Besides The Buffet
The omelet stations in the Lido Buffet are not the only places you can get an omelet during your Carnival Cruise vacation. On sea days, the "Sea Day Brunch" menu has an option for a customized omelet. On port of call days, the dining room serves a regular breakfast menu and also has an option for cruisers that want a customized omelet. The hours for the main dining room will typically vary slightly from the buffet's hours. You can check your daily Fun-Times activity newsletter or Carnival Hub App for the dining room's hours and the dining room that breakfast will be served in.
Besides the dining room, omelets are offered on Carnival's Late Night room service menu. However, this omelet is available for a fee and is NOT complimentary. Carnival's Late Night room service menu (10pm - 6am) has a menu item called "Omelet and French Fries". This menu option allows cruisers to include omelette toppings such as cheese, peppers, onion, mushrooms, ham, and cheese. The omelet is served with a side of french fries.
Omelets are one of the many foods I enjoy while cruising. I do not typically eat omelets at home and look forward to having my daily omelet on my cruise.
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