Five Faves: Breakfast Buffet Items


Porthole’s Five Faves

Start the Day Off Right!

5 Favorite Items at the Breakfast Buffet


CabanasWho doesn’t love a good buffet? What about a gourmet breakfast? So what could possibly be better than when these two come together?! One of the best amenities of a cruise ship is the all-you-can-eat food options, and there is no better way to kick start your day than sampling a few of your favorite breakfast items.


Omelet Station

A personal favorite – customize your own omelet. Nothing beats a freshly made omelet created to your specifications; egg whites or eggs, a variety of cheeses, and an assortment of meats and veggies. How can you go wrong?

Nutritional Information
(1 omelet):

  • Calories: 94
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 191mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Sodium: 95mg
  • Fiber: 0g


Breakfast Potatoes

Whether it is hash browns, home fries or little potato bites, this comfort food is a breakfast buffet must!  This is the perfect way to indulge in some necessary carbs for those long tour days.

Nutritional Information
(per cup):

  • Calories: 470
  • Total Fat: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Protein: 3.8g
  • Sodium: 746mg
  • Fiber: 3.9g


MuesliMuesli & Yogurt

A classic breakfast buffet staple.  Although one of the lighter options on the buffet, it’s certainly a guest favorite.  For those trying to stay a little on the healthier side and wanting to start the day off with some grains in their diet, this is a great option.

Nutritional Information
(for 1/4 cup muesli,
170g yogurt):

  • Calories: 210
  • Total Fat: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Protein: 21g
  • Sodium: 61mg
  • Fiber: 4g


Fresh Fruit  

You can never go wrong with fruit! It is a refreshing way to either begin or end your meal.  Not to mention it is any easy way to get in one of your daily servings of fruits and vegetables! Fruit is also a great accompaniment to the other four choices on this list.

Nutritional Information
(for 2 cups mixed fruit):

  • Calories: 61
  • Total Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fiber: 3g



Breads & Pastries

No breakfast buffet would be complete without your assortment of pastries, bagels, and toast.

Whether it’s a bagel and lox you desire or just a sweet fruit Danish, there is something for every guest in this section.


Nutritional Information
(for a Danish and plain bagel):

  • Calories: 262
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Protein: 8g
  • Sodium: 404mg
  • Fiber: 2g


— Sarah Moeller

Photos: Fruit buffet: Carnival Cruise Lines // Cabanas buffet: Disney Cruise Line // Muesli: Slick/Public Domain // Palo pastries: Disney Cruise Line

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