Carnival Liberty Dining Venues and Cuisine

Carnival Liberty cruise ship
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    Overview

    Carnival Liberty in port at Grand Turk
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    The Carnival Liberty is a large cruise ship owned by Carnival Cruise Lines sailing 3 to 4-day cruises to the Bahamas. The ship carries over 3000 guests and was launched in 2005.

    The Carnival Liberty was the first Carnival ship to undergo the $500 million fleet-wide Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements. Changes included the addition of some great new casual dining venues. 

    There are at least a dozen places to dine on the Carnival Liberty, each offering a variety of cuisines. Except as noted below, all are included in the base cruise fare.

    • Golden Olympian Dining Room
    • Silver Olympian Dining Room
    • Lido Restaurant (Mongolian Wok, Chef’s Choice, Salad Bar, Carnival Deli, and more) 
    • Blue Iguana Cantina
    • Seafood Shack
    • Guy's Burger Joint
    • The Steakhouse (fixed surcharge of $30 per person)
    • Bonsai Sushi Bar
    • Ol' Fashioned Barbecue

    In addition to these dining venues, the Carnival Liberty also has a special Chef's Table dinner with an extra surcharge. This dinner starts with hors-d'oeuvres in the gallery, followed by dinner designed by Carnival's master chefs in either one of the dining rooms or in an intimate, quiet room on the ship like the library. These dinners are limited to 12 persons.

    The Carnival Liberty also has 24-hour complimentary room service.

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    Golden Olympian Dining Room

    Golden Olympian Dining Room
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    The Golden Olympian is one of the two main dining rooms on the Carnival Liberty. This dining room is located midship on decks 3 and 4 and is used for Carnival's "Your Time Dining." Guests who select this dining option when booking can dine any time they choose between 5:45 and 9:30 p.m. each evening. They can meet and dine with the same group or eat with different people each evening.

    The Golden Olympian and Silver Olympian Dining Rooms serve the same menus each evening. Guests also enjoy the same entertainment from the waiters and other dining staff. It's all fun, but in a nice environment, with good service and a very good selection of dishes.

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    Silver Olympian Dining Room

    Carnival Liberty Silver Olympian Dining Room
    Linda Garrison

    The Silver Olympian Dining Room is the largest dining venue on the Carnival Liberty. This room is located aft on decks 3 and 4 and offers the same menu as the Golden Olympian.

    The Silver Olympian Dining Room is used for traditional fixed seating at two times each evening—6:00 p.m or 8:15 p.m. Guests will need to choose which type of dinner seating they wish when they book their cabins—either fixed in this dining room or open seating in the Golden Olympian Dining Room.

     

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    Lido Restaurant

    The Lido Restaurant features a variety of casual dining options like Mongolian Wok, Chef’s Choice, Salad Bar, Carnival Deli and more. 

    With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, plus food options for everyone, you can enjoy your personal favorites in the company of family and friends for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's kind of like an upscale food court. 

    You'll also find pizza, soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt. The Lido Restaurant is open 24 hours a day.

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    Blue Iguana Cantina

    Blue Iguana Cantina on the Carnival Liberty
    Linda Garrison

    Most everyone likes Mexican food. The Blue Iguana Cantina, outdoors on the Lido deck next to the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, serves up some good burritos and tacos. There are three meat selections and a large variety of things to add like cheese, rice, and beans. Nearby is a large salsa bar, with a great selection ranging from mild to spicy.

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    Seafood Shack

    Casual seafood is the order of the day at the Seafood Shack. Whether it’s on a roll or arranged on a platter, you'll enjoy the seafood. The vibe is a New-England-style seaside spot where you enjoy a tasty meal complete with ocean view. 

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    Guy's Burger Joint

    Carnival Liberty - Guy's Burger Joint
    Linda Garrison

    Guy's Burger Joint was added to the Carnival Liberty as part of the Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements and has been a big hit. 

    Carnival partnered with Food Network celebrity chef Guy Fieri to develop the concept for the casual eatery. The burgers are delicious, and there's a nice "fixins" bar where you can add a wide variety of toppings and condiments to your burger. 

    Guy's Burger Joint is open most days from noon to about 9:30 p.m., so it's a perfect spot for a late lunch if you've been ashore. The burger stand is located outdoors next to the Lido pool. Seating is available outside or indoors.

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    Steakhouse Restaurant

    The elegantly decorated Steakhouse has a fixed extra surcharge. Located in a quiet spot midship on deck 10, The Steakhouse is perfect for a romantic dinner or a special occasion. The meal includes an appetizer, salad, entrée, side, and dessert. Reservations are required.

    As expected, the menu is filled with delectable cuts of prime beef, along with lamb, chicken, fish, and seafood items. The surf & turf combination of a filet and lobster tail is one of the most popular items. The portion sizes are much larger than you would expect so be sure and go to dinner with an appetite. 

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    Bonsai Sushi Bar

    The Bonsai Sushi Bar on the Carnival Liberty's Promenade is a great place for an appetizer before dinner. Located on the busy Promenade on deck 5, Bonsai is open from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. most nights. The selection is small—only two different rolls per night—but the sushi is fresh and complimentary. There's also saki (for an extra charge).

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    Ol' Fashioned Barbecue

    Enjoy a traditional barbecue lunch made the old-fashioned way. They stick to classics like braised pork butt, smoked beef, and dry-rubbed grilled chicken. Sides include mac-n-cheese, molasses baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad. Finish the dish with your choice of sauce.