It's April so we are joining thousands of other bloggers and are participating in the A-Z challenge. For the A-Z challenge this year our theme is "the A-Z of cruising" where we will provide some hints and knowledge about cruising on the open ocean. If you missed any of our previous posts check out the links at the end of the post.
D is for Dining Options:
Today we go over the various option on board to fill your belly with yummy food while on board.
Included in your cruise fare is a wide option of dining options that will ensure you will not go hungry whilst onboard.
Breakfast and Lunch: Most cruise lines offer breakfast in the main dining rooms and the buffet. Lunch is served in the buffet and other locations on some ships.
Dinner: When booking your cruise you will be asked for your dining time for dinner. There is usually two times offered and you can choose which one works best for you and your party. Many cruise lines now offer anytime dining where you can show up at any time you like. There is sometimes wait for a table just like at any land based restaurant but we rarely waited more than 5 minutes. If you choose anytime dining you will likely be put at a table with random people but we found this a great way to find new friends.
The buffet also offers dinner service so that is always an option if you miss your assigned dining time or don't feel like going to the dining room that night. You can also order room service if you want. Some cruise lines offer this for free and others are charging a nominal fee.
Between meals there are other options, usually a bakery, softserve icecream, pizzeria or a reduced menu in the buffet depending on the ship so you will never go hungry.
Most meal offerings included in your cruise fare but there are some exceptions, however we will talk about that in tomorrow's post.
This is just a brief overview of the offerings onboard. Exact offerings will vary from ship to ship but they are all fairly similar.
Come back tomorrow to learn about what isn't included in your cruise fare.
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