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On previous princess cruises I have been disappointed by having only one veggie option on the MDR dinner menu and if I didn’t like it then it was fish or nothing.

I now understand that if I speak to the Maitre D there may be more options available to me?

But I wonder how this works? Next cruise I’m CC anytime dining so won’t have the same table or waiter every night.

Has anyone any experience of making special veggie requests please?

PS I’m your typical Brit and don’t like to be “demanding” so find it very awkward to make special requests!!

From what has been posted here about Club Class it’s not quite the same as regular ATD. Awesome banana bread The area is smaller, fewer waiters and you can have the same wait staff all the time. Banana bread przepis That should make it a little easier for the waiters to know what you want…sort of like Traditional Dining Lite.

We just sailed with someone who had special dietary needs and the process was easy.


Speak with the head waiter first time into the dining room. Banana bread 4 bananas At dinner, you will be given the menus for the next day’s lunch and dinner. How to make banana bread with 2 bananas He will discuss with you what, if anything, can be made vegetarian for you.

If there is nothing that appeals, you can ask for a special dish. Banana bread recipe baking powder Do you want a special salad? Our friend had that every night: romaine, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickled beets. Banana cake bread Anything that you see on the buffet can be added to your special salad. Banana bread with 3 bananas Want pasta with a vodka sauce? No problem. Best homemade banana bread A dinner platter of grilled vegetables? Just ask.

Our friend is gluten free and they made gluten free bread for her AND gluten free banana bread to have at breakfast. Banana bread recipe with 3 bananas Very accommodating. Banana bread plain flour You just need to ask and discuss your next day meals one day ahead.

If you go to Princess.com and log in to manage your booking you will find there is a section for accessibility and special dietary requests, if you click on that and scroll down you will see vegetarian diet is listed. Banana bread resepti You should go ahead and check that box and you will receive a reply from princess with instructions on exactly what to do while on board.

My daughter is a vegetarian. Banana bread origin No fish either. Rezept banana bread In the past, she used to pick and choose from what was on the menu. Banana bread with plain flour The last time she cruised with us, she spoke with the head waiter who was wonderful. How long is banana bread good for Every night before we left dinner, he reviewed the next night’s dinner menu with her. Banana bread recipe with two bananas Sometimes she just went with the vegetarian choice on the menu. 2 banana banana bread Most of the time he suggested something else or several options. Banana and bread It might have been a vegetarian version of something on the menu, or it might have been something special for her. Banana bread recipe without nuts I still remember the great mushroom risotto she had one evening. What is banana bread Needless to say, she was very happy and he got a nice tip.

A friend in gluten intolerant and vegetarian. Banana bread cooking time She really has no problems on her cruises. How long do you bake banana bread She speaks to the Head Waiter and asks what she likes and doesn’t like and is really impressed with what they offer. Banana bread with 1 banana The Head Waiter just checks with her the night before.

Last summer, I sailed gluten free, and vegan due to an immune disorder, which oddly seems to be rectifying itself. Baking powder banana bread Wonder if diet really has/had something to do with it?? Anyway, that aside, I registered my dietary needs online and the head waiter sought me out every night. Banana bread with 4 bananas So definitely register you needs online.

Granted, I was TD which made it easier for them. How long do you cook banana bread But they will find you or just ask to see the head waiter when you are seated. How many bananas for banana bread We went over the next night’s menu which wasn’t all that helpful but it was a start. Banana bread baking time Every night they prepared a custom meal for me. Banana bread bananas Fortunately, I love Indian food, so several times I just said “surprise me” with an Indian dish. Banana bread temperature And voila! I had enormous quantities of curries,etc, delivered to the table with only one miss. Banana bread muffins easy I did find that the buffet had choices that were very tasty. Pictures of banana bread Good for a back up plan if you didn’t care for dinner.

They also have gluten free pasta and served me a gluten free dessert every night. Moist banana bread recipie Salads and some soups were OK but I absolutely missed the great food my table mates were eating. How many bananas in banana bread (sigh) You definitely won’t starve.

Now that my lab tests are coming is great, I am almost scared to revert to a normal-ish diet. Banana nut bread with sour cream So, not so sure what to do about the coming cruise. Banana nut bread muffins They were very serious about my gluten involvement (suspect in disorder) and I had a hard time getting the french onion soup which had bread in it. Healthy banana bread with applesauce (No chance of easily cheating, LOL)

My little granddaughter is vegetarian and when I booked the cruise I let princess know and they had a special menu for her each nite. Healthy banana bread pudding It was pretty good to her and this one would rather eat dessert first then if she was still hungry she would eat dinner. The best banana bread ever We would laugh and tell her dinner first.

I am lactose intolerant and do not eat meat as well. Recipe for banana bread with sour cream We always do anytime dining. Recipe for banana bread pudding I place a note in my cruise personalizer. Best banana bread recipe with sour cream Then once on board i meet with the head waiter of the dining room. Easy banana bread muffins I look at next nights menu and get it all worked out.

Once at dinner the servers will talk to the head waiter to find out about my meal. Easy banana bread healthy Never a problem.

Thanks for posting your inquiry. Easy banana bread pudding I learned a lot about my own situation in preparation for my first cruise (since 1973) in May to Alaska. Banana chocolate chip bread pudding I am a flexitarian (that loves salmon), who is allergic to garlic. Banana bread recipe betty crocker I have already informed Princess of my allergy, and now I know to inform the Head Waiter of same. Banana bread easy healthy I am looking to eating lots of salmon (without garlic).

Gonna get flamed, but am going to be a little contrarian. Moist banana bread recipe with oil Vegetarians are “picky” diners who have made a decision (for various reasons) to follow a specific type of diet. Moist banana bread recipe sour cream There are at least 7 types of vegetarians (such as Vegan, Ovo Vegetarian, Lacto, etc) and all have different criteria to what they will or will not eat. Best banana bread maui There are also many other picky eaters (some for very important health reasons) such as gluten free, peanut free, etc etc. Moist banana bread with sour cream If a cruise line were to try and accommodate each type of preference, their menus would run to many pages.

We think that most cruise lines try very hard to accommodate special diets and preferences, but it is going to be impossible to please everyone on a general menu. Homemade banana bread calories One wonders what would happen if 2,000 passengers on the Oasis of the Seas….all asked for Special menus or items.

We do have a constructive suggestion for mass market cruise lines. How to make banana bread more moist Somebody should routinely run Vegetarian cruises. How to make banana bread muffins We should note that Hapag-Lloyd does offer a Vegan cruise in 2017, but we are talking about something more accessible and affordable to those who are Vegetarians or who might like to try that different type of diet.

On previous princess cruises I have been disappointed by having only one veggie option on the MDR dinner menu and if I didn’t like it then it was fish or nothing.

I now understand that if I speak to the Maitre D there may be more options available to me?

But I wonder how this works? Next cruise I’m CC anytime dining so won’t have the same table or waiter every night.

Has anyone any experience of making special veggie requests please?

PS I’m your typical Brit and don’t like to be “demanding” so find it very awkward to make special requests!!

My wife is a vegan, (will lower to vegetarian if she has too) we did 35 days last year, never had an issue, never spoke to Maitre’d though F&B manager did ask her if she needed assistance, if there was nothing that suited, I think twice in the month, she asked our waiter, never had a problem getting something.

We have been vegetarian for 40 years and cruise regularly. Bread banana pudding Cunard was the only cruise line that knew anything about vegetarian food as they had lots of Indian chefs when we sailed with them. Banana nut bread muffins recipe Princess has fallen far behind in vegetarian offerings with some days on recent cruises we did not see any vegetarian food other than greasy vegetables. Eggless banana bread recipe We get tired of being offered macaroni and cheese lunch and dinner as a pretend vego meal. Best ever banana nut bread The vego meals in the dining room border on dull to boring with occasional days where something nutritious and tasty is made available. Best banana bread pudding recipe The problem is that the chefs do not appear to be aware of modern vego healthy possibilities and are not really trained in that area. Easy banana bread muffins recipe We did have special vego meals offered to us in the buffet on the Caribbean and Sun Princess and we found what was presented almost inedible. Banana nut bread recipe with buttermilk The Regal P was a more recent cruise and that was fabulous and it is a mystery why other ships cannot prepare fresh vego food as well as the Regal P. Peanut butter banana bread recipe Also some Princess ships have fallen in vego standards from a few years ago to now in our experience, for example the Sun Princess had very good vego food a few years ago but not in January this year.

Two points: We’ve traveled with vegetarians. Banana nut bread recipe with sour cream Speak to the headwaiter and tell him/her. Easy healthy banana bread recipe They will make you off-menu choices.

On the other hand, one headwaiter told my son that the Caesar dressing was vegetarian. Best ever gluten free banana bread When a waiter at lunch told us it contained anchovies, the headwaiter materialized, and said in his country anchovies are vegetarian. Best banana bread recipe in the world (They are not. Easy banana bread recipe for kids And they are not in his country.)

I found on our last cruise that whoever designs the menu has precisely zero concept of what constitutes “vegetarian” … Best healthy banana bread recipe I know some vegetarians eat fish – technically that’s not vegetarian in my book, but I’ll leave that point be – so I’m never overly surprised if something like a vegetarian stir fry (talking about dishes actually designated vegetarian here, not just a vegetable dish) contains oyster or fish sauce, or Worcestershire sauce or similar… Healthy banana bread recipe applesauce but I was served a vegetarian vegetable & bean soup that on tasting was clearly made with beef broth…and on checking the ingredients of a vegetarian terrine with our head waiter, found it was made with beef gelatine. Simple banana bread muffins Have no issue with them including such in a vegetable dish, but no way to my mind should they be calling them vegetarian… Easy gluten free banana bread recipe Think there were usually 3-4 vegetarian options each night (between entree & main) but didn’t investigate the majority as they tended to be full of cream or cheese which I can’t eat, or were not GF.

That said, I couldn’t fault the food I did get…things like freshly baked or char-grilled vegetables, fresh made salads (usual salad greens, plus tomato, capsicum, avocado, walnuts, cannelli beans) … Better homes and gardens banana bread recipe had to request those the night before via our head waiter, who checked in with us sometime during each meal to help me figure out the following night…but they were very good.

Originally posted by Jersey42 Most of the time he suggested something else or several options. Best ever moist banana bread It might have been a vegetarian version of something on the menu, or it might have been something special.

As an example, the French onion soup is made with beef broth.

But when you work with your headwaiter the night before, they will make some for you that uses vegetable broth instead.

And although you must work with your headwaiter for these arrangements, be sure to let your waitstaff know you are vegetarian so they do not accidentally bring you food that you would not want.

If you want to eat at a specialty restaurant, see the headwaiter there a day in advance to work with him on your menu needs.

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