- All ships cater to every dietary requirement, if you have a special need, mention it to the maître d or head waiter on the first day.
- Cruise lines are becoming flexible with dining times – you can choose between traditional set times or dine when you like. If you want to choose your own time the best way is to let your travel agent know so it can be selected prior to your sail date. Trying to arrange this on the first night with the maître d will be a challenge as many others are trying to do the same. In some cases you can also request the same wait staff if that is your preference. If you have a large group be aware that larger tables can be harder to accommodate with the same seating arrangement night after night
- NCL ships offer “freestyle” dining which is no set time, however, all cruise lines now have the same option but with different names such as “My Time Dining”.
- All ships offer multiple alternatives for the main restaurant dining, from room service to buffets, to “for a fee” specialty restaurants, and the fee varies between $5-40 per person.
Don’t be shy about asking for food or requesting things like three appetizers at dinner or extra lemons – that is the point of the restaurants – they are there to serve your every need! Have fun!