Main Dining Room

Video: Crafting Royal Caribbean's Main Dining Room Menu

In:
11Jul2017

With ships around the world, Royal Caribbean welcomes guests from nearly every country. When it comes to dining, while their appetites and tastes differ, their expectations remain the same– fresh, delicious and authentic cuisine. Traveling chefs from across the fleet collaborate to perfect new menu items, but guest feedback ultimately determines which dishes make the cut. Every aspect of the ships’ main dining rooms, from the menu to the atmosphere to the service, sets the table for an unforgettable experience.

Royal Caribbean adds shorts to approved clothing for main dining room

In:
27Mar2017

Royal Caribbean's website now lists shorts as one of the suggested forms of clothing to adhere to the cruise line's dress code while dining in the main dining room on casual nights.

The website now describes casual night suggested attire as, "Jeans, shorts, tees, tank tops, polos, sundresses and blouses are all the right amount of laid back. Please keep swimwear to the Pool Deck."

While the rule looks to be updated for casual nights, many guests have seen other guests dine in the main dining room wearing shorts on numerous occasions.  Additionally, shorts we never saw shorts explicitly mentions as a prohibited article of clothing in the main dining room.

It is unclear when the webpage was changed, but the good folks at the Internet WayBack Machine show the old version of this web page do not mention shorts, as of August 2016.

First time cruisers: Can I get a table for two people in the main dining room on my Royal Caribbean cruise?

In:
06Aug2016

Royal Caribbean's main dining room is elegant, sophisticated and serves guests some amazing food.  It is a staple of the cruise experience, but some guests do not love the idea of sitting with other guests at the same table.

Whether you prefer some time alone at dinner, or just would prefer to sit at your own table, there are some options for getting a table for two on your next Royal Caribbean cruise.

If you are in My Time Dining, tables for two are generally easy to get.  If you do not arrange anything in advance, simply go up to the My Time Dining reservations table and when you make your dinner reservation, simply ask then for a table for two. It shouldn't be a problem, even if you don't have a reservation, although if it's a peak period, you might have to wait about 15 minutes.

If you are in traditional dining, when you make your initial cruise reservation, you can request a table for two.  You also send an email to rcldining@rccl.com about 2-3 weeks prior to your sailing with your request.  This strategy usually works for most folks. 

Once onboard the ship, you can still make the request.  On embarkation day, go to the main dining room and speak to the head waiter and ask for a table for two.  They are usually quite accommodating.  

Spotted: New main dining room menu on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

In:
07Jul2016

It looks like a new main dining room is available on Oasis of the Seas and that could potentially spread to other ships in the fleet.

Cruise Critic member Eric Markson shared photos of the new menus from a recent sailing in which these new menus appeared.

These menus are from nights two through seven of the cruise.  

What do you think of the new menu on Oasis of the Seas? Please let us know with a comment!

Oasis of the Seas Main Dining Room Night 7 menu

Last updated on November 28, 2015

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Starters

Eggplant and Kalamata Olive Tartare

Pita bread crisps and roasted red pepper hummus

Pan-Seared Bay Scallops and Chorizo

Cauliflower puree with a crispy pancetta and herb crumble

Spanish Tapas Plate

Assorted cold cuts, Manchego cheese and a Spanish potato frittata

Lentil and Rosemary Soup

Maltagliati pasta

French Onion Soup

With a Gruyere toast

Sat, 11/28/2015 (All day)

Oasis of the Seas Main Dining Room Night 6 menu

Last updated on November 28, 2015

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Starters

Creamed Wild Mushrooms

Flaky puff pastry, sautéed wild mushrooms, cream and herbs

Royal Seafood Salad

Shrimp and lobster sensation with jicama slaw and a citrus drizzle

Duck and Port Wine Terrine

Smoked duck, prosciutto, mixed baby lettuces, shaved Anjou pear, homemade brioche and red currant-port syrup

Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup

Cilantro oil drizzle

Sat, 11/28/2015 (All day)

Oasis of the Seas Main Dining Room Night 5 menu

Last updated on November 28, 2015

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Starters

Summer Fruit Medley

Pineapple, papaya, mango, kiwi, strawberry, coconut and pistachio yogurt

Crab Cake

Meaty crab cake, corn and peppers and snow peas slaw with basil aioli

Smoked Duck Breast

Orange and fennel salad with Cointreau-citrus dressing

Cream of Mushroom

Mushroom, cream, cheese and chives

Fish and Tomato Chowder

Spiced rockfish and vegetables

Sat, 11/28/2015 (All day)

Oasis of the Seas Main Dining Room Night 4 menu

Last updated on November 28, 2015

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Starters

Spinach Dip

Warm, creamy dip served with crispy tortilla chips

Seafood Ceviche

Shrimp, bay scallops, red onions, cucumbers, dill and cilantro

Seared Beef Carpaccio

Shaved asparagus, aged Manchego cheese, buttermilk and a Dijon mustard drizzle

New England Clam Chowder

Creamy, stew-like soup of vegetables, potatoes and clams

Sat, 11/28/2015 (All day)

Oasis of the Seas Main Dining Room Night 3 menu

Last updated on November 28, 2015

Menus provided by RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com are unofficial and subject to change.

Starters

Caprese Salad

Fresh mozzarella cheese, sun-ripened tomatoes and extra-virgin olive oil

Arancini

Golden fried rice and portabella mushroom balls, garlic spinach and Romesco sauce

Antipasti

Cured Italian ham, dry sausage, boiled eggs, grilled zucchini and squash, olives and seasonal melon

Creamy Roasted Garlic Soup

With rye bread croutons

Sat, 11/28/2015 (All day)

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