Celebrity Cruises Dining
All your questions answered about Celebrity Cruises dining! Dining is one of the reasons cruising on Celebrity Cruises is an amazing experience. Everything is presented beautifully and always tastes as good as it looks.
We are a "foodie" family and enjoy trying new tastes and combinations. However, our youngest member is still in the picky eater stage. This is never a problem on a cruise since we can all get exactly what we want. He can order chicken fingers or plain pasta from the kid's menu, as well as mix it up with trying something off of the main dining menu. Want three appetizers or two entrees for dinner? They are happy to bring it. But keep in mind, if you are sharing a table with other guests, they may not be as forgiving to having each course extended.
We usually like to try something new, but if you just want to stick to basics, you can always order something off of the "Everyday" side of the menu. For example, they always have French Onion Soup, Caesar Salad, New York Strip, Grilled Chicken and Hot Apple Pie. Just because they are "Everyday", don't miss these - they are delicious!
Celebrity Cruises Main Dining Room Menus
STAYING IN A SUITE? You'll be automatically assigned to the suite dining room, Luminae. This is a fantastic experience and equal to any five-star restaurant you'll find on land. Click the link below to virtually explore Luminae.
WANT TO TAKE A BREAK FROM THE MAIN DINING ROOM ON OCCASION? Try out a new dining experience. Click the link below to virtually explore the specialty dining restaurants onboard Celebrity Cruises.
Virtual Hint for Dining: Reserve your dinner seating at the same time you book your cabin. All cruise lines offer different variations of dining. You may choose to eat in specialty restaurants for the entire cruise. Another option is select dining, where you can either show up or make a reservation in advance. However, if you are a main dining room traditionalist, make sure to reserve the early or late seating upon booking. Depending on the destination, your desired time may fill up quickly. Choose early seating if you have younger kids that have an early bedtime, or if you enjoy seeing the main show or other nightlife after dinner. Also keep in mind, if you eat fairly early at home, don't think that just because you are on vacation you need to change this. If you typically eat late dinners, enjoy long and strenuous shore excursions during your port visits, or like to have a drink and visit a lounge before dinner, than late seating is perfect for you. Make sure to click on the QuickTips link for more dining hints and suggestions.
Main Dining Rooms
CELEBRITY REFLECTION OPUS DINING ROOM: See photos below of the Opus Dining Room and amazing brunch buffet. The dining rooms on Celebrity's Solstice Class ships are all designed with similar beautiful decor.
Holiday Brunch Buffet on Celebrity Reflection in December 2012. Each cruise does not always do a formal buffet and if they do, it might be in the Oceanview Cafe. No matter where it is, don't miss the ice sculptures and of course, the chocolate fountain.
CELEBRITY SUMMIT COSMOPOLITAN DINING ROOM: The dining rooms on Celebrity's Millennium Class ships are all designed with similar beautiful decor. Behind is a large glass wall that overlooks the back of the ship. Perfect for enjoying the sunset.
Main Dining Dinner and Dessert Selections
Just a few of Celebrity Cruises favorite main dining room items. The starters are always my favorite!
Virtual Hint: If you consistently dine in the MDR, the waiters will get to know your preferences and may even have your favorite drinks ready when you arrive.
The main courses are always amazing and the best part is that if you can't decide, just ask for one of each!
And I ALWAYS have dessert!
Virtual Hint: If your family is full or anxious to move on to the next activity, ask your wait staff about options to have your gourmet dessert later in the evening. We've done everything from having them plate it up and then take it "to go", hold it in the kitchen until you stop back to pick up, or they may even offer to send it to your cabin at a designated time by room service.
Available on all Celebrity Cruise ships, you can visit the Oceanview Cafe almost any time you get hungry. You won't believe the variety! I love that they always have fresh charcuterie selections at every meal, the pizza is one of the best at sea, and don't miss trying a different fresh made ice cream flavor every day (my personal recommendation is the Peanut Butter.) Here are a few pictures to see the layout.
When lounging by the pool, a great spot to enjoy an easy and delicious lunch is the Mast Grill. They grill fresh hamburgers and veggie burgers, and offer french fries and traditional burger toppings. This is also a perfect time to grab a canned or bottled soda or beer.
And, of course, the beauty of cruising is having a delicious meal brought directly to your balcony cabin. This is my favorite way to dine.
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