Royal Caribbean Dining Information
Dining on Royal Caribbean is an adventure, with many exciting options to choose from. Enjoy a lively meal in one of the main dining rooms, where your personal server will greet you with your favorite cocktail and prepare exotic desserts at your table, or linger over a romantic table for two at one of the luxurious specialty restaurants. Royal Caribbean also offers casual cafés and 24-hour complimentary room service.
Main Dining Room Policies: Royal Caribbean guests are assigned to one of two seatings in the main dining room for their evening meal, early or late. The early and late seating times can vary by ship or itinerary, but are usually at around 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. Royal Caribbean also offers My Time Dining, which allows you to dine in the main dining room anytime between the hours of 6:00 – 9:30 pm (times vary by ship).
Dress Code: With the exception of two formal nights, and two informal nights, dress is casual. Empress of the Seas will have no formal nights. For casual dinners, appropriate attire for men is slacks (no jeans) and a sports shirt, while women are advised to wear slacks and blouse, a sundress or a pantsuit. At informal dinners, men are expected to wear a jacket, with or without a tie, whereas women should don a dress or pantsuit. On formal evenings, men should wear a dark suit or a tuxedo, while women should dress in an evening gown or cocktail dress. Shorts, t-shirts and swimwear are never permitted in the main dining room.
Beverage Policy: All beverages except tea and water extra. Juice and coffee free with breakfast. Soft drink card available. Wine & Dine wine package available.
Special Requests: Special meals are available including low-fat, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, low/no sodium and low/no cholesterol meals, as well as sugar-free and fat-free desserts. Kosher meals are available on all ships and itineraries, and must be requested at least 90 days prior to sailing for European and South American itineraries, and at least 45 days in advance for all other itineraries. Kosher for Passover meal requests must be received at least 90 days in advance in order to be accommodated.
Specialty Dining Packages: Before you sail, make three or more reservations at specialty restaurants and get onboard credit to spend any way you like. Use it on a bottle of wine during your meal, or anywhere else onboard – spa, shopping, shore excursions and more.
3 Reservations: Receive onboard credit for 20% of the value
4 Reservations: Receive onboard credit for 25% of the value
5+ Reservations: Receive onboard credit for 30% of the value
Kids ages 6-12 now dine at our specialty restaurants for only $8. Age 5 and under eat free.
All dining rooms onboard Royal Caribbean ships are smoke-free.
Click on any ship name below for more detailed information about the dining options for each Royal Caribbean ship: