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The Best Restaurants Onboard Royal Caribbean Ships and Why!

The Best Restaurants Onboard Royal Caribbean Ships and Why!

Step aboard a cruise ship, and you’ll be delighted with the incredible variety of dining options. Quality is first-class; dishes in the innovative speciality restaurants often rival those found onshore, while the snack and casual dining options will also get your taste buds tingling. 

Royal Caribbean is a renowned leader in cruise ship dining, and its choice across its 24 ships is immense. So, we’ve put together our favourites to help you savour the best from their selection.

Best for an exceptional dining experience

As the name suggests, Wonderland is based on the classic Alice in Wonderland novel, delivering a unique and imaginative dining experience that ignites all the senses. The fantastical décor sets the scene as you ‘paint’ the menu to reveal the ‘creations’ on offer, which are based on the five natural elements of Earth, Sea, Fire, Ice and Sun.

‘Eat me’: Try the Mad Hatter’s Purple Potted Shrimp or the Oceanic Citrus with Yuzu Granite. ‘Drink me’: Sample the magical Alice-inspired cocktails, including, Down the Rabbit Hole and Cheshire Cat Cosmo. With every element immaculately prepared, expect your tastebuds to tingle and your imagination to be stirred.

Available on Anthem of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, and Symphony of the Seas

Speciality dining: additional charge

Best for steakhouse grills

Chops Grille is a popular choice amongst cruise guests, with 45% of Royal Caribbean guests selecting it as their favourite restaurant. This speciality steakhouse has all the favourites on the menu, from filet mignon to rib-eye steaks. Their dry-aged steaks are a must-try for meat-lovers, as the enhanced flavour and tenderness are second-to-none. And don’t forget the sides; with truffled French fries and grilled jumbo asparagus, you’ll barely have room for dessert!

Available on all ships except Adventure of the Seas and Majesty of the Seas

Speciality dining: additional charge

Best for Japanese-inspired dishes

If you love sushi or enjoy the theatre of teppanyaki, the Izumi Hibachi is for you. Their wide range of creative, Asian-inspired dishes include crispy soy-ginger marinated chicken and lobster and avocado sushi in champagne sauce, not forgetting their chocolate lava cake to finish. In fact, there are so many intriguing dishes to choose from that you’ll want to try a little bit of everything!

Available on Oasis- and Quantum-class ships

Speciality dining: additional charge

Best for family favourite menus

If your family misses the fabulous weekend lunches and early evening dining at Jamie’s Italian, you’re in luck! Eight of the Royal Caribbean ships still have a restaurant from this household name. Whether it’s the freshly made pasta or the signature meat or vegetable ‘planks’, you’ll be sure to find all of your favourites amongst their tasty dishes onboard.

Available on: Anthem of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Quantum of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and Spectrum of the Seas.

Speciality dining: additional charge

Best for main dining

The Main Dining Room is found on all Royal Caribbean ships and is the largest food venue on most cruises. On formal nights, with dedicated waiting staff and traditional multi-course dinners, consisting of international dishes, you can be sure of an elegant and indulgent experience. It’s also great for kids, serving well-loved dishes for younger palates, such as pizza and chicken fingers.

Available on all ships

Included in the cruise fare

Best for casual bites

Windjammer Café, also known as Windjammer Marketplace on select ships, offers sensational snack foods from around the world. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, Windjammer’s self-service buffet is great for fast and casual dining. For the adventurous, start the day with scrambled egg Bhurji served with roti, or perhaps a refreshing watermelon and feta salad ticks the box that day. There are also familiar favourites, such as chicken marsala, fish and chips or freshly pressed paninis.

Available on all ships

Included in the cruise fare

With such an amazing choice of food onboard, Royal Caribbean dining never disappoints. The only issue is having a cruise holiday long enough to experience it all.

To book your next cruise or explore more options available, please give our cruise specialists consultants a call today.

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