The choices on offer on board Royal Caribbean cruises are always extensive, never more so than for choices of accommodation and food and beverages.
The accommodation is divided into four main types of staterooms and suites – interior, outside, balcony and suite.
- Suites – Starting with the most desirable (and expensive), the suites all have private balconies and sea views as well as sitting areas, and, on some ships, a complimentary concierge service.
- Staterooms – The outside staterooms (or cabins) all have a big picture window or porthole with an ocean view.
- Balcony staterooms – As the name implies, all have private balconies with sea views and a comfortable sitting area, although they’re less spacious than the suites.
- Inside staterooms are without windows and are ideal if you want to spend maximum time on deck and around the ship but less in your cabin
Unique to Royal Caribbean are the Promenade Staterooms on Voyager, Freedom or Oasis Class ships which boast a bowed window overlooking the Royal Promenade, the main boulevard of shops and bars that runs along the centre of the ship.
Food and Beverages
Food is always an important part of your holiday at sea and there’s certainly no lack of choice on these ships.
The main dining rooms are generally two or three decks high and offer five-course dinners in smart but not overly formal surroundings.
The menus change daily and include Vitality items that are lower in fat, as well as vegetarian options and kids’ favourites.
It’s not just about the main dining room though, each ship will have a choice of alternative venues, the bigger vessels having the greatest choice.
The extensive list of food available includes but is not limited to:
- Classic Italian food is on offer at Portofino;
- Steaks and seafood at Chops Grille,
- Burgers at Johnny Rockets where Elvis plays on the jukebox and the décor is classic 1950s America.
- For ice cream drop in at Ben & Jerry’s,
- Get your coffee fix at Caffee Latte-tudes,
- and try the Windjammer Café for snacks and casual dinners. And so the list goes on…