That was about the only bad part of last year's jaunt on HMS Queen Liz - I joined in Norfolk, which was a pleasant place for a couple of nights out before we sailed, but of course they'd stored ship in the US.
The chefs did the best they could (and the food was mostly good, including a storming Christmas dinner) but breakfast in particular kept turning up that weird US "bacon" (thin-sliced, fishy-tasting streaky, that seems to go from limp and greasy to charred in an eyeblink). Even the eggs tasted vaguely of fish...
Maybe a cost thing. British style bacon is most definitely available. Cruise ships always have it, and the ones I’ve been on go US> Caribbean > US, re-storing in Florida. Or perhaps the supply officer just wrote “3 tons of bacon”.
It’d be a similar thing in Pompey with a US ship. 3 tons of steak please... sometime later...“WTF is this?”