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Carnival Dream - The Gathering Lido Deck Buffet Restaurant

Dining on the Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Dream Cruise Ship

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The Gathering is a two-level casual eatery on the Carnival Dream. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a selection of international favorites.
Carnival Dream - The Gathering Lido Deck Buffet Restaurant

Carnival Dream - The Gathering Lido Deck Buffet Restaurant

Carnival Dream Dining (c) Linda Garrison
New on the Carnival Dream is a pasta bar where guests have their choice of pasta, sauce, and ingredients to create a custom-made dish and enjoy tradional Italian favorites such as Portobello ravioli and pasta carbonara. The Gathering also houses a 24-hour pizzeria with seven kinds of pies and calzone, Caesar salad, and garlic bread.

The most popular area in The Gathering on our short cruise was the Mongolian wok, which offers custom-made stir-fries with passengers choice of vegetables, noodles, and sauces. It was delicious, but the line took about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Other foods available in The Gathering include "Taste of the Nations", a different international cuisine each day; a New York-style deli; a tandoori oven with Indian-style chicken, fish, and meatballs; along with traditional bread, chutneys, and relishes; and a grill serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and grilled chicken sandwiches.

The Gathering also features a 35-item salad bar, 24-hour frozen yogurt, low-calorie dressings, and sugar-free desserts for those seeking healthier alternatives.

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