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Dining Packages Offered on Royal Caribbean

With more guests wanting to try the specialty restaurants onboard, Royal Caribbean International has put together new dinner packages on four of its most popular ships to help reduce the costs of these dining experiences.

On Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas there are three packages offered:

  • Central Park Dining Package – $65 per person.  Includes Giovanni’s Table, 150 Central Park and Chops Grille
  • Chef’s Dining Package – $120 per person.  Includes a five-course meal at the Chef’s Table (with wine pairings), 150 Central Park and Chops Grille
  • Choice Dining Package (Oasis of the Seas) – $50 per person.  Includes dinner at Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table and choice of Izumi or Solarium Bistro
  • Choice Dining Package (Allure of the Seas) – $55 per person.  Includes dinner at Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table and Samba Grill

Radiance of the Seas offers a package for $70 per person for dinners at Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table, Izumi and Samba Grill.  There is a Chef’s Dining Package for $120 per person and also will include the Chef’s Table in addition to every extra-charge specialty restaurant on the ship.

Splendour of the Seas has a Chef’s Dining Package that includes dinner at Chef’s Table, Chops Grille and Izumi for $105 per person.

Additionally, there is now a way to opt to join in to reservation-only parties on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.  On Allure of the Seas guests can enjoy Rita’s Fiesta in Rita’s Cantina, featuring the restaurant’s most popular meals and up to three non-alcoholic drinks for $10 per person or $20 for up to three alcoholic drinks.  On Oasis of the Seas, the Surf’s Up Party at the Seafood Shack featuring the restaurant’s most popular meals and up to three non-alcoholic drinks for $15 per person or $25 for up to three alcoholic drinks.

The 1920s Prohibition Party on Allure of the Seas is also offered for a cover charge of $35 per person which includes alcoholic beverages.  See our previous blog on this fun party http://wp.me/pTjDr-yL.

All of these packages and parties can be reserved once onboard or prior to your cruise at www.RoyalCaribbean.com/PreCruisePlanner.

Nightlife on Allure of the Seas

L&R on Allure of the Seas – Focus on Nightlife (Sailing Dates 9/4/2011 – 9/11/2011) Eastern

Hello to everyone who is curious about the Nightlife on the Allure!

This is the third report of three (We have written separate reports for Allure Overview and Specialty Dining).

All cruises are not equal as it depends on who you are, what your budget is, what you like to do, etc. So in order to set expectations a bit about us (Lori & Rick) we are empty nesters 40-50 years old, like fine dining and love the nightlife. Children are a lot like kittens to us at this point, we occasionally look at them and smile but we would not want one in the pool or restaurant with us.  We have raised ours and do not want to participate in raising yours. We are platinum on Disney and quite frankly felt the Dream was a huge step backward in terms of satisfying adult cruisers. This led to our exploring other lines and RCL is one that we like quite a bit. We had a balcony room 11282 Port this trip. For us morning occurs around 10AM on a sea day and bedtime is about 3AM. Booked and paid for Diamond wine package, all specialty restaurants and excursions in advance. Total out of pocket expenses once on board $2K for the seven days at sea, in ports, gambling.

An Overview – It turns out this cruise answered the age old question of how many bars are enough for a 7 night cruise (the answer is 28 on the Allure) this is not counting the three crew bars which of course we could not get into (try as we might).  Across the board we have never met such a high quality, friendly and enthusiastic bunch of folks at sea. The staff comes from all of the RCL ships that have come before and are all selected because of their high performance and customer rating. We hated to leave but we have made several new friends who we will hunt down mercilessly on future trips!  Most of the bars start to close around 1:30 AM but usually remain open till 2:15 AM or so. The late night bars are Blaze and Dazzle and they finally close around 3:00 AM or so.  Most of the bars are open again at 10 AM for that early morning Bloody Mary (or just to start over with another Jagermister).  The bar teams on the Allure are broken into three groups; Winetenders (these folks rotate through Vintages, Champagne Bar and Back of House Dining Room); Bartenders (these folks rotate through the various bars) and Barservers (these folks are on the floor in the bars doing table service and they rotate as well).

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