Life Onboard – Dining Cruise Style
You may have heard that culinary pleasures beyond belief will be awaiting you on your cruise. What you’ve heard is true. The cuisine onboard is excellent and with limitless choices available, from dining in the comfort of your room to an elegant meal at a specialty restaurant, it is almost impossible to not indulge.
Menus feature food from all over the world including Italian, French, Asian and Greek cuisine. Seafood, steakhouses and sushi restaurants are also common, along with staples, such as fast food dining and deli entrees.
Today’s modern ships don’t just offer food but a full out dining experience. All meals, non-specialty coffee, tea and juices are included in the price of your cruise package. Soft drinks, bottled water and alcoholic beverages may be at an additional charge.
Main Dining Room
The central showcase of the dining experience onboard any ship, the main dining room allows you to enjoy five course meals with a waitstaff and, typically, the tablemates of your choice. Dinner in the main dining room is typically offered at 6pm or 8:30pm. Reservations are recommended.
If you prefer flexible dining times, casual dining is perfect. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, casual dining is typically available at the pool side grill and a buffet style restaurant onboard your cruise.
Most ships offer one or more alternate restaurants featuring a variety of choices. From Italian, French and Japanese to whatever you fancy, there is something on the menu that is definitely worth experiencing. Minimum charges may apply.
If you desire a midnight snack or want to relax in your room and enjoy breakfast on your balcony, cruiseships offer room service round the clock and it is included in your fare.
As an added bonus, most ships also offer Afternoon Tea! Typically available around 4p.m., it comes complete with finger sandwiches, scones and pastries and is a quaint relaxing dining experience prior to dinner.
With just 24 hours notice, the staff onboard would be happy to specially prepare meals at your request. Whether it’s a special dietary need or if you are in need of a little something extra, please see the Maitre D’ and they will do their utmost to tend to your special request.