Shipboard restaurants aim to please various palates and dining styles. You can nosh on a burger poolside, grab tacos at the casual buffet, or slice into a juicy porterhouse at a fancy steakhouse.
Each night feels special in elegant main dining rooms, with dress codes ranging from nice jeans to dressy cocktail outfits. The menus feature numerous courses and a variety of international cuisines. Kid-friendly choices include childhood classics such as mac-and-cheese, cheeseburgers, and even small servings of filet mignon at some dining rooms. Keep in mind that early seating may work best if you have young ones.
Another bonus to onboard dining: Your hungry teen can eat their fill, since you can usually order as much as you like at no extra charge except at specialty restaurants.
Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion? Make a reservation at one of the ship’s specialty restaurants, available for a fee, often with reduced prices for kids. Besides steakhouses, cuisines may include French, Italian, Brazilian, Asian, and more. On select Royal Caribbean ships, treat the family to teppanyaki, where chefs put on a show as they prepare a meal on a heated surface at your table.
Some ships also feature menus from famous chefs. On Celebrity Cruises' latest ship, the Celebrity Beyond, you can dine at the new Le Voyage Restaurant. It was created by world-renowned Michelin-star chef Daniel Boulud, the line’s Global Culinary Ambassador.