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Royal Caribbean International: Onboard Experience – Dinning

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From heavenly entrees to delectable desserts- Royal Caribbean have dining options to suit a range of vacationing needs- this is fine dining that everyone can enjoy.
Traditional Dining option allows you to preselect your ideal dining time for the length of your cruise vacation. It’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy your cruise vacation as you like-at the spa, in the pool, or on an exciting shore adventure-and know you’ll always have a reserved time and table waiting for you in our main dining room. With Traditional Dining service you will be assigned a dinner table for our main or second seating for the duration of the cruise based on your preferred seating time and availability.
With My Time Dining you can experience the fine quality, ambiance and service offered in our main dining room while enjoying flexibility in your dining options. By selecting My Time Dining, you can choose to dine in our main dining room between the hours of 6:00 – 9:30 pm (times vary by ship). Then once onboard your ship, you will have the convenience and flexibility to select the perfect dining time for each day of your cruise vacation. Prepaid gratuities are required when you select My Time Dining.
Menus feature VitalityTM items, which are lower in fat, as well as vegetarian options and a selection of kids’ favorite foods. Kosher meals are also available if arranged in advance. Menus change daily throughout your cruise and can vary from ship to ship. We also modify dishes seasonally to use the freshest ingredients available.
Dress Suggestion
During the day, casual clothes are fine for the main dining room. In the evening, there are three distinct types of dress onboard: casual, smart casual and formal.
The number of smart casual and formal nights is at the ship’s discretion, the general guide for evening dress is as follows:
Casual – 2/ Smart Casual – 0/ Formal – 1
Casual – 3 / Smart Casual – 0 / Formal – 1
Casual – 3 / Smart Casual – 1 / Formal – 1
Casual – 3 / Smart Casual – 0 / Formal – 2
Casual – 4 / Smart Casual – 1 / Formal – 2
Casual – 4 / Smart Casual – 2 / Formal – 2
Casual – 5 / Smart Casual – 2 / Formal – 2
Casual – 6 / Smart Casual – 2 / Formal – 2
Casual – 7 / Smart Casual – 2 / Formal – 2
Casual – 8 / Smart Casual – 2 / Formal – 2*
Casual – 9 / Smart Casual – 2 / Formal – 2
Casual – 8 / Smart Casual – 3 / Formal – 3
Remaining Casual / Smart Casual – 3 / Formal – 3
Note: *Some 12-night Europe cruises may have 3 formal nights.
Bare feet or bathing suits are not allowed at any time in the dining room and shorts are not permitted at dinner. Each ship also offers a variety of casual dining options, for example, the Windjammer Café.
Serving Times
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: Main Seating 6:15 p.m., Second Seating 8:30 p.m.
Please note: Opening and closing times vary by ship.
When you make your reservation, you will be assigned a dinner table for the duration of the cruise based on your preferred seating time and availability. We will make every effort to accommodate requests to sit with friends or to change your table assignment whenever possible. There is open seating during breakfast and lunch.
All meals (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea or lemonade) in the main dining room are included in the price of your cruise. Specialty beverages, beer, wine and soda are offered at current bar menu prices.