Cruise- To Specialty Dine or Not?

Let’s move on to something we have to pay for on the ship that is not included in your cruise price, Specialty Dining.  Specialty Dining restaurants usually include a steakhouse, Italian Cusine and Asian Cuisine.  When dining at such restaurants, you have to pay out of pocket for what you order.

Date Night at RC Chops Grille

Date Night.  I’m not going to lie, I send my kids off to kid camp just so I can have a date night on the ship.  For $35 a dinner, it is completely worth it for me.  I’m not the type of person that has date nights regularly, so having one on the cruise is very special to me.

RC- Wonderland Restaurant

Different Experience.   I found the decor and overall environment of specialty dining to be a different experience than anywhere else on the cruise.  Depending on the ship, Specialty Dining can be an experience in itself.  On Anthem of the Seas, we went to our first restaurant that using molecular gastronomy techniques on their food.   

RC- Jamie Olivers Restaurant

Good Food.  I’m not saying all Specialty Dining is created equal, but generally their food is better than the buffet and Main Dining Rooms.  I always recommend the steakhouse and on Royal, Jamie Olivers was very yummy and definitely worth the price.

Obviously the one con to Specialty Dining is the extra money, but if you can spare the change, go for it.  Would you Specialty Dine? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time, Happy Cruising!

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