Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dining Packages Offer Specialty Restaurant Variety To Royal Caribbean Passengers

One of the highlights of every cruise is dining out, whether it’s in the main dining room, the casual buffet, or a specialty restaurant, for which a cover charge and reservations are required. While they were somewhat slow to embrace the concept of specialty restaurants, Royal Caribbean has not only expanded them beyond the usual steakhouse or Italian offerings on their newest ships—the line is also retrofitting some of their older ships with the ones that have proved most popular.

Now that they offer so many varied onboard dining options, Royal Caribbean has announced seven dining packages for guests to enjoy the specialty restaurants available aboard select ships. Guests can take advantage of the new specialty dining packages, which range from $50 to $120 per guest, and save at least 25 percent compared to the sum of the individual restaurants’ cover charges. If your plans already include several of the different culinary experiences, it can be a welcome savings to your cruise budget. Additionally, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas are offering exclusive reservation-only, themed parties for guests to join in a special onboard celebration. The dining packages and special parties aboard Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, and Splendour of the Seas are ideal options to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or a milestone occasion and can be booked immediately through, as well as aboard the select ships.

Dining Packages
Aboard Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, guests have a choice of three dining packages. The Central Park Dining Package, at $65 per guest, includes Giovanni’s Table Italian Trattoria, 150 Central Park fine-dining restaurant, and Chops Grille steakhouse. The Chef’s Dining Package, at $120 per guest, includes the five-course, gourmet Chef’s Table and wine pairing, 150 Central Park, and Chops Grille. The Choice Dining Package includes Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table, and a choice of Izumi Asian Cuisine or Solarium Bistro aboard Oasis of the Seas ($50 per guest) or Samba Grill Brazilian steakhouse aboard Allure of the Seas ($55 per guest.)

Guests aboard Radiance of the Seas may choose the Radiance Dining Package, which includes Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table, Izumi, and Samba Grill for $70 per guest. The Radiance Chef’s Dining Package adds the Chef’s Table, offering an opportunity to experience every onboard specialty dining venue at $120 per guest. Splendour of the Seas also offers a Chef’s Dining Package for $105 per guest, which includes the Chef’s Table, Chops Grille and Izumi.

Party Time
Additionally, guests can opt to join in special reservation-only parties aboard the two ships that share the title of the world’s largest cruise ships. In the evenings, guests can enjoy ‘Rita’s Fiesta’ in Rita’s Cantina on Allure of the Seas’ Boardwalk, which feature the restaurant’s most popular dishes and up to three non-alcoholic beverages for a $10 cover charge per guest, or for $20, up to three alcoholic beverages are included. The ‘Surf’s Up Party’ in the Seafood Shack on Oasis of the Seas’ Boardwalk also features the restaurant’s most popular dishes and three non-alcoholic beverages for a cover charge of $15 per guest, or $25 per guest for up to three alcoholic beverages.

Allure of the Seas also offers guests a 1920s-themed ‘Prohibition Party’ on every fifth night in the Jazz on 4 lounge in Entertainment Place. Guests are invited to don their favorite Jazz Age outfit and step back in time. This event is only open to guests ages 21 and older and has a cover charge of $35 per guest, which includes alcoholic beverages.


Karen Segboer said...

This is a great idea and shows RCI is thinking outside the box! Kudos to them.

Linda Coffman, AKA Cruise Diva said...

We like to eat at the specialty restaurants on cruises, so the discount is quite attractive as well.


Brad said...

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