This is the ship’s buffet eatery, and it’s huge, with a wide mix of cuisines and choices.
The Lido Marketplace is a huge place with four buffet lines, a large salad bar, a wok station and a carving station. For breakfast, the stations offer eggs, omelets, cold cuts, fresh fruits and cereals. Every night, the buffet offers a different special, like Jamaican jerk chicken and assorted desserts.
Lido Marketplace has the look and feel of a canteen. Small alcoves with benches are divided by glass. Like most of the ship’s interior, the Marketplace is all green and blues. The benches are red with blue and green back rests. Though often crowded, it’s light and airy inside, and a good place to get a quick bite without dressing up. You can take your food outside to the pool side, too.
The Lido offers a classic continental breakfast, pancakes, waffles, sweet rolls, french toast, cold cuts, and cereals. For the healthier breakfast, there is a huge choice of fruits. On three different egg stations, chefs cook fresh omelets to order, with a choice of mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. The french toast and the waffles are quite tasty, even though they’re not the freshest after sitting around in the buffet for a while.
The salad bar in the Lido is huge and offers already-prepared salads, or you can make your own. Hot meals include Jamaican and Asian specialties, paellas, chicken and beef, hamburgers and hot dogs, fruits, cold cuts, and cheese. One of the best spots in the Lido is the wok station. You can choose between different noodles, then add in vegetables, meat (chicken, beef, and calamari) and sauce. Give your full plate to the chef behind the counter and get a freshly prepared, healthy meal back.
Dessert choices in the Lido change several times during the week, but are the same as on the rest of the ship. You can get tiramisu, lemon cupcakes, crumble apple pies, fruit salad, jello, and cookies. The best dessert we tried was the apricot crumble cake: a fresh and sweet indulgence.
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