The new menus will feature vegan entrees such as an eggplant cutlet à la parmigiana
Carnival Cruise Line is to introduce new vegan menus for the dining rooms onboard Carnival Freedom and Carnival Horizon in autumn 2023.
The menus, which have already been piloted on Carnival Magic, will offer guests a selection of vegan appetisers, entrees and desserts created by Carnival chefs. The dishes will not use any animal products and will include proteins made from meat substitutes.
Some of the menu options will include a plant-based Hawaiian salmon poke starter; grilled tofu steak with honey barbecue sauce, a Hasselback potato and mixed vegetables; and Dutch double chocolate pave.
“Plant-based food options are a rising preference on our ships just as they are on land, and so the new dishes we’re introducing are a direct response to that shift,” said Richard Morse, senior vice president of food and beverage at Carnival Cruise Line. “Our skilled chefs work to accommodate all dietary needs and preferences but building on our vegan offerings and emphasising them with specific menus will help to make ordering easier in the dining room and preparation more efficient in the galley.”
The new menus will be implemented fleet-wide in a phased approach by the end of 2023. Carnival Cruise Line has also added dozens of other new dishes to its regular dining room menus as part of its ongoing effort to bring more variety to dining room offerings across its fleet.