You must have read about how much we love the SeaDay Brunch on Carnival Cruise. But between the two cruise lines, Carnival VS Princess, in terms of their breakfast buffet, we preferred the buffet menu options at Princess Cruises. Their breakfast buffet just has more variety and no one is limiting the bacon. Bacon limit? Yes! Keep reading.
We went on a 7 Day Cruise from Los Angeles aboard Crown Princess with 4 stops including San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada.
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The breakfast buffet menu didn’t change for all the 7 days we cruised with Princess but it didn’t matter because there was so much variety that I really didn’t have to eat the same thing every day. Although I partly did except maybe for the eggs as they served all the different kinds, you can pretty much pick one type a day.
Every day, we’d wake up not having to rush. No school to rush to, meals to prepare, no kids to put into their car seats. We’d just walked up to the breakfast area at a leisurely pace. I wish to say glacier pace like Meryl Streep did in The Devil Wears Prada, but glacier might not be appropriate for a cruise. Yes, no glacier, please.
What’s easier, making a quiche or packing the kids luggages and heading back to the cruise?
Let’s see, I know they cooked all the different ways you can cook eggs, but is there 7 different kinds for the 7 days? They have Eggs Benedict, Sunny Side Up, Omelette, Hard-Boiled Egg, Scrambled Egg and Quiche. Hmm.. okay, I only got 6. Maybe a frittata and deviled eggs should have been in the mix. But seriously, their quiche is a must have, I wish I have one right now.
The kids enjoyed their pancakes and french toast and a cup of yogurt. They also get to choose from a variety of cereals without wasting a whole giant box when they get sick of it like they do at home. Oh kids. Mommy cannot eat your leftovers. And let’s not forget the bacon, the eldest likes bacon.
When you cruised with Carnival, someone serves the bacon on the buffet to limit you to two pieces of bacon. I guess Princess Cruises has the older crowd who would be healthier without the bacon.
I also ate a bagel every day, I never have to toast it myself either. Someone was in charge for toasting the pieces of bread every day.
With Carnival, you have to do it yourself and if there’s a huge breakfast crowd – you’d have to wait. I also liked that they have congee, although I tried not to eat a lot with lunch just a few hours away especially since we woke up late every day.
There’s in between snacks too at the International Cafe, yikes. And if you’re curious, Dinner on Princess Cruises is also a lot. Make sure to check our Princess Cruises Menu and Food Pictures.
The breakfast buffet at Crown Princess is massive. The variety, not having to cook and being all inclusive with the price you paid for, and the view.. yes.. the view. You can sit beside the glass window and just watch the waves while you enjoy your cup of joe. Or eat poolside. Heaven.. just heaven.
If you’ve never cruised before. It’s a lot of fun. We look forward to our next one. And hopefully, we can join the Disney Cruise as they incorporate Frozen this summer.
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