Jaye - Answered a Question by Barker (30 May 08 20:31)

We went on a back to back on the Norwegian Jewel, the Italian, Mexican and Blue Lagoon as well as the buffet restaurant and 2 main dining restuarants were all free. There was a supplement for the Chinese, the Japanese, the French and the steak restuarant. We only paid to go into the French restaurant and had an excellent meal there ( worth the extra charge ), the rest of the time we ate in the main restuarants or in the Mexican which was also excellent ( best fajitas I have ever had ). We went to the Italian once, it was ok but have had better at home, we may have just had an off night. The first week we were on board we did not need to book for any of the special restuarants, but the second week the ship was very busy and you needed to book ( we could not get into the Italian one at all on the second week ). You were able to book any of the speciality ones on the day you boarded and if you changed your mind as long as you cancelled the booking before a certain time then there was no charge. So if you are worried, see if they still do this and book them all on your first day. Bookings were being taken in the main reception area and some of the restauarnts were open just for bookings, also could ring from the cabin phone. If leaving it until the day, they have computerised boards around the ship telling you how full each restaurant is and how long you may have to wait for a table. Have fun.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Pearse - Answered a Question by Barker (24 May 08 02:38)

You have to book 24hours in advance to eat in the one you require, they are quite small and do not hold many guests, we travelled to Barcelona in February of 2008 from Miami ad was not impressed with the Dining choices.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Barry - Answered a Question by Barker (24 May 08 12:36)

Hi Some restaurants such as Papa's Italian Kitchen charge a $10 cover charge but it's worth paying as these restaurants are excellent. The free ones include Alizar, Grand Dining Room, Garden Cafe, Blue Lagoon and they are all good. It's best to book to guarantee a table at the time you want though. Cagney's Steakhouse has a cover charge but is excellen.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Wallace - Answered a Question by Barker (24 May 08 17:56)

Free restuarants include the main 2 large ones, can;t remember the smaller one, but GRAND PACIFIC serves the same food, if you're prepared to share a table, you get in almost immediately (except on the first sailing night!) Mexican, Italian also included in free dining.Very good. Booking required. Pay for Asian - excellent, I think $10 supplement, Steak house, (we didn;t use it) Japanese, small and busy, and French (USA style French food, too rich,creamy, showy.) And expensive. Dine after 8.30 pm, and they are all half price. Bon voyag.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Lake Garda To Venice from Southampton with Portugal & Barcelona

    MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica - 22 Oct 2018 - 14nts

    Southampton : Paris (Le Havre) : Leixoes : Lisbon : Cadiz : Barcelona : Marseilles : Genoa : Lake Garda 3 Nights : Venice Mestre 2 nights : UK

    Now from £999pp

    • Selling Fast!
    • Exclusive to www.CRUISE.co.uk
    • Hotel Stays in Venice Mestre & Lake Garda with Breakfasts Included
    • FREE Wi-Fi at the Hotels 

    Click here to view a detailed itinarary >>


  • Singapore, Bangkok & the Jewels of Indonesia

    Royal Caribbean – Mariner of the Seas - 05 Feb 2018 - 11nts

    UK : Singapore (2nts 5*) : At Sea : Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) : At Sea : Bangkok/Thailand (Overnight) : At Sea : Singapore : UK

    Now from £1399pp Was £1899pp

    • 2 Nights 5* Complimentary Singapore Stay
    • FREE Wi-Fi & International Calls at Hotel
    • Premium Cruising On-Board Mariner of the Seas
    • All Flights and Private Transfers

    View More Far East Cruise Deals >>


  • Singapore Gardens by the Bay with Kuala Lumpur

    Princess Cruises - Sapphire Princess - 24 Nov 2017 - 9nts

    UK : Singapore (2nts) : Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) : Penang (Malaysia) : Phuket (Thailand) : Singapore : UK.

    Now from £1249pp

    • 2 Nights 5* Complimentary Singapore Stay
    • FREE Wi-Fi and International Calls at Hotel
    • Premium Cruising On-Board Sapphire Princess
    • All Flights and Overseas Transfers

    View More Far East Cruise Deals >>

Show More Deals
Sam Smith's blog

P&O Cruises Announce Strict...

By Sam Smith

Last summer it was announced by P&O Cruises that the popular Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises would be continued in 2017, well for all you ‘Strictly’ fans, the wait is over, the ‘Strictly Stars’ have been announced!Craig Revel Horwood will once again be in charge, passing judgment on the dancers who will all be hoping to hear his famous catchphrase: “Three words: Fab-u-lous!”.2016 winner Ore Oduba will join Ventura in April for cruise N711 where he ...

Read More

Mar 23 2017 10:20:32:000AM


Excursion in Kuala Lumpur.

By Nicola Milligan

Nicola Milligan's blog

When on a cruise most ships dock at Port Klang which can take anything from 45 minutes to over an hour depending on the traffic to reach the City itself. With most places of interest spread about we decided to take an organised excursion with Royal Caribbean. The description was just Batu Caves and City tour full day.We set off 8.30 ish and had an excellent tour guide which gave us so much information,and arrived at Batu Caves in no time at all. Batu Caves are a series of caves within a limes...

Read More

Mar 28 2017 04:11:22:000PM

Fleeced in Florence

By Zara Kelly

Zara Kelly's blog

Italy is fast becoming my favourite country, and on my recent weekend break there I was delighted to be spending a full day in Florence. We had booked train tickets from Bologna, and enjoyed the 30-minute journey in comfortable business class seats which included a glass of bubbly lovely!Our first stop was the impressive Duomo, where we had a brief stop before making our way to the famous Uffizi, where we had pre-booked tickets.The famous bridge, only one not bombed in WWIIAs this was a whis...

Read More

Mar 27 2017 09:51:09:000AM


Why Talk To A www.CRUISE.co.uk Consultant

  • They Can Tailor The Cruise To Your Needs

  • Your Own Personal Consultant From Start To Finish

  • Benefit From Their First Hand Experiences

  • Essential Advice On Cabin Selections

  • Alternative Cruise Suggestions

  • Advice On Shore Excursions And Extras

  • They Have Access To All The Latest Deals

  • A More Personal Service Than Booking Online

You can contact one of our consultants by calling:

0800 408 6228