Seize the Buffett

Food, Food & More Food

We all love the adventures, sunshine and relaxation that comes with a Cruise vacation, but the one benefit that is often overlooked is the amazing food aboard these incredible ships! Cruise lines curate a delectable array of offerings from around the globe to please even the most finicky palate and provide an incredible experience for any connoisseur.

As many of you know, the Country’s Family Reunion and Larry’s Country Diner Cruise embarks from Galveston, TX on the Royal Carribean’s “Liberty of the Seas.” This week’s blog is going to break down all of the dining options, both included and for additional cost, onboard the ship we’ll be sailing.

CAFÉ PROMENADE


Food Type:        Deli
Serving:        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cost:                  Included
Attire:          
Casual

IN A STREET FOOD MOOD

When it comes to sharing a little leisure time with family and friends, there’s no better place than Café Promenade. Simply pick a table with a view, get a cup of coffee, grab a little something to eat, then sit back and relax. Whether you’re in search of snacks, pastries or sandwiches throughout the day and into the night— or just looking to quench your thirst with a great selection of beverages— you’ll find it at Café Promenade.


SORRENTO’S PIZZA


Food Type:        Pizza
Serving:        Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Cost:                Included
Attire:                Casual

A SLICE OF PARADISE

Looking for an authentic New York pizzeria experience… at sea? Then head to Sorrento’s for fully loaded pies right out of the oven. Try a different creation every day— from chorizo to Hawaiian to Pizza Florentine, with classic cheese and pepperoni always on call— or have one custom made with your favorite ingredients. Sorrento’s is just one of many casual-service dining options that cater to a wide variety of tastes and preferences, offering something for everyone at no additional cost. And with Sorrento’s serving up freshly baked pies, this is already one of our most popular restaurants— because any way you slice it, who doesn’t love pizza?


ROOM SERVICE


Food Type:        American
Serving:        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cost:                Additional/a la carte
Attire:                Casual
Note:                Menu may differ with each cruise

KNOCK KNOCK, IT’S NOSHES

If you’re craving convenience, pick up the phone and dial up delicious in-room dining anytime— day or night. Enjoy breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or a delectable dinner in the comfort of your stateroom after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. You can treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door. Fees may apply, but continental breakfast, when served, is always complimentary.


CHEF’S TABLE:


Food Type:        Gourmet–Chef Specialty Selections
Serving:        Dinner Only
Cost:                Additional–Pricey, but you’ll get an amazing meal & VIP Experience
Attire:                Formal/Business


AS VIP AS CAN BE
If you enjoy gourmet fare paired with the finest of wines, then dining at Chef’s Table is an absolute must. Located in an intimate, exclusive spot onboard, this private epicurean experience for a limited number of guests treats you to a five-course, upgraded menu and wine tasting. Dinner at Chef’s Table is both experiential and educational, as the Chef de Cuisine specially prepares and presents each course, while explaining its cooking techniques, ingredients and flavors. Then a sommelier pairs every course with wine chosen to enhance your enjoyment of the dish.


JOHNNY ROCKETS®

Food Type:        Fast Casual Food
Serving:        Lunch and Dinner
Cost:                Additional, but inexpensive
Attire:                Casual

MEET YOU AT THE DINER, DADDY-O

Founded on the belief that “everyone deserves a place where they can escape from today’s complicated world and experience the uncomplicated goodness of classic Americana,” Johnny Rockets® has been serving up delicious American fare to diners around the world since 1986. Its menu features fresh, never frozen, made-to-order hamburgers, sides, shakes and desserts. So, no matter where you are onboard or in the world, you’re always surrounded by good food and simple pleasures at Johnny Rockets.

SABOR

Food Type:        Mexican
Serving:        Lunch and Dinner
Cost:                Additional, but modestly priced
Attire:                Smart Casual

A FIESTA IN EVERY BITE

In Spanish, sabor means flavor. But at Sabor Modern Mexican, it means much more. A feast— or shall we say fiesta— for the eyes. And a dance across the plate, and the palate. Enjoy traditional dishes with a fresh spin, like Carne Asada Burritos, tacos, ceviches and quesadillas. Plus some Sabor favorites prepared tableside, including premium tequila flights and margaritas, and our homemade guacamole, served right in the molcajete where the fresh avocados are smashed.

CUPCAKE CUPBOARD

Food Type:        Café–Snacks and Bites
Serving:        Varies per Ship
Cost:                Additional, but modestly priced
Attire:                Casual

HEY, THERE’S FROSTING ON YOUR NOSE

Darling, colorful and always flavorful, the fresh-baked batches of yum at Cupcake Cupboard are moist and creamy bits of perfection created by the inspired bakers onboard. Make yourself at home in this adorable 1940s-style shop, offering a display of must-try flavors as well as cupcake design classes, private decorating parties, and baking accessory kits, so you can take the experience home with you. A la carte pricing.

WINDJAMMER

Food Type:        Global-Buffet
Serving:        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cost:                Included
Attire:                Casual–Fully covered shoes & shirts required
Note:                Food offerings may differ by sailing

THROW YOUR APPETITE TO THE WIND

At Windjammer Marketplace, you’ll get to explore the world dish by dish. Start your day with a sampling of delicious breakfast offerings, including all of your breakfast favorites, indulgent fresh pastries, juices and much more. At lunchtime, choose from a wide variety of signature specialties — like fresh-pressed paninis, pastas, salads, soups, sandwiches, hearty dishes and various carving stations. And you can cap it all off with something sweet from the dessert station. For dinner, you’ll get to choose from stations piled high with tantalizing dishes from around the world, featuring favorites such as freshly grilled steaks, roast chicken, and seafood dishes. Don’t forget about the decadently sweet delights, including a chocolate fountain — all part of a menu that changes daily.


GIOVANNI’S TABLE

Food Type:        Italian
Serving:        Lunch & Dinner
Cost:                Additional–Moderately Priced
Attire:                Smart Casual
Note:                Food offerings may differ by sailing

AL DENTE INDULGENCE

Rustic Italian dishes are served with contemporary flair at Giovanni’s Table, a Royal Caribbean® favorite. This casual trattoria serves up a seemingly endless selection of Italian classics, like Gnocchi Al Gorgonzola, Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Risotto, Bolognese and much more. From the mouth-watering fresh pastas to the carefully braised meats and stews, you can tour all of Italy without ever leaving the ship.

CHOPS GRILLE

Food Type:        Steakhouse
Serving:        Lunch & Dinner (Lunch is only available on at-sea days)
Cost:                Additional — moderately priced
Attire:                Smart Casual covered shoes & shirts required
Note:                Food offerings may differ by sailing

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant. Now, they give you a fresh twist on a favorite, with a revamped menu that brings contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings. Most intriguing: our exceptional prime meat. This prime beef is joined by Maine lobster, grilled branzino and other succulent dishes paired with addictive sides and irresistible desserts.

MAIN DINING ROOM

Food Type:        Global-Buffet/A la Carte
Serving:        Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cost:                Included
Attire:                Smart Casual
Note:                Food offerings may differ by sailing

ELEGANT INDULGENCE

Sweeping, multi-level ambience, world-class cuisine and the most attentive staff at sea — welcome to our Main Dining Room. Each morning choose from continental and American breakfast favorites, served at your table from professional wait staff. On sea days, stop in for lunch and enjoy specialties that span the globe, from classic burgers to a sophisticated dish from all over the world. Dinner is an unforgettable affair featuring extraordinary personal service from your dedicated wait staff in a fantastic experience and a new menu each evening — think dishes like sautéed Maryland style crab cake, baked French onion soup and braised beef short rib.

There you have it! This ship has plenty of food to be excited for. Which will be the first place you sit down for a meal? Let us know on Facebook.

All information belongs to Royal Carribbean and can be found at https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/liberty-of-the-seas/things-to-do.