Carnival Takes An Ax To Popular Seaday Brunch Menu
In another effort to cut costs and increase revenue, Carnival has taken an ax to the popular Seaday Brunch menu:
Items no longer offered on the Carnival Seaday Brunch menu as of Oct. 1, 2022 include:
Chia Seed Pudding
Aft Deck Burger
Salmon Super Food Salad
Honey Butter Biscuits
Peel and Cut Shrimp (extra charge)
Garlic Crab (extra charge)
Sadly, three of my favorites are on the chopping block: the Fettuccine, Signature Tower, and Chia Seed Pudding.
But Brand Ambassador, John Heald, Hopes You Won’t Notice
But in classic “look over here, not over there” fashion, instead of acknowledging and explaining the cuts, on September 28, Carnival Brand Ambassador John Heald took to Facebook to laud the return of Flamin’ Tomato Soup:
The other day we were all talking about our favorite soup. Some of you made a few comments about one of the soups that you missed and I sent those to my colleague and senior board Richard at the mothership.
Anyway, you will I hope be very pleased to know that from October 1 we will return the match missed Flaming Tomato Soup to the brunch menu.
In other words, “That’s not blood, it’s tomato soup!” Now don’t get me wrong, I love John Heald – mostly because his spelling is as bad as mine and he loves cruising almost as much as I do (almost). But this felt a bit like “toxic positivity.” Like, just level with us John. Here, let me attempt to fix your post:
Carnival stock is in the shitter and shareholders are pissed, we’re short on crew, and we’re dealing with lingering supply chain issues. We need to cut costs and raise revenue. Hence, the many recent cuts and changes. We’re really sorry – it sucks. But I hope there’s still enough to love about Carnival (and the Seaday Brunch) to keep you coming back. And hopefully brighter days are ahead! Cheers. P.S. We’re bringing back the tomato soup because we can make a giant batch of it for almost nothing and half of you will need to send your clothing out to be laundered after eating it. Cha-ching!
Anyway, in fairness, I really do love that tomato soup and there were a few additional items added to the menu:
New Carnival Seaday Brunch Menu Items as of Oct 1, 2022.
Flamin’ Tomato Soup
Lox | Samon
Turkey Bacon (side)
Corn Beef Hash (side)
Slided Ham (side)
Assorted Ice Cream
Crab and Avocado Sandwich (extra charge)
Shrimp and Grits (extra charge)
Here’s the full menu, updated on October 1, 2022:
New Carnival Seaday Brunch Menu as of Oct 1, 2022
Thankfully several items I love have lived to see…the inside of my stomach (be warned, it gets pretty crowded in there on a cruise): the Mac N’ Cheese, Skillet-cake, 7 Layer Chocolate Cake, and Yogurt Parfait:
While I’m far from a Carnival loyalist (what can I say, I like to cruise around), I haven’t given up on the line just yet.
And with that…
Homework (10 points): Go HERE to view the new Carnival room service menu. Also, share to the comments what you think of the cuts (and additions) to the Seaday Brunch menu.
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