In this post I am going to talk about Royal Caribbean Dining Package Options and what’s included in each package. This may help you when deciding if you need a Royal Caribbean drinks package or dining package or indeed both for your next cruise.
Cruise food is a huge part of the whole cruise experience, and Royal Caribbean offers the ultimate food experience to suit so many types of cruises. Whether you prefer casual dining, speciality of indeed snacking as you go, there is something for all tastes and budgets onboard Royal Caribbean ships. From a huge list of speciality restaurants at an extra cost, Coastal Kitchen for suite guests, or more about Star Class, in cabin dining or eat as much as you can in the Windjammer.
To check out which ships have which restaurants check out our Royal Caribbean restaurant guide.
Royal Caribbean Dining Package Options And Prices 2023
There are several dining packages on Royal Caribbean offering diners the choice to have unlimited speciality dining, or indeed choose one or two speciality dining experiences over the space of their cruise. Check your individual sailings for packages available, however, we have done the research and these are the current price options for our 2023 cruise.
Of course Royal Caribbean do often hold sales and dining package discounts so keep your eye out for those. These prices are by no mean static, they change all the time, however it’s great to have a guide.
Some Of The Royal Caribbean Specialty Dining Package Choices Are
The prices vary so much by sailing, however this is a rough guide of what to expect from the Royal Caribbean Dining Package. Please note 18% gratuity will be added on top.
- Unlimited Dining Package, £200.00 per adult (Roughly $250)
- The 3 Night Dining Package, £81.62 per adult (Around $110)
- Taste Of Royal Lunch, £44.50 per adult ( Around $54.95)
- Chops Plus 1 Dining Package, £61.83 per adult (Roughly $85.00)
Which Royal Caribbean Restaurants Are Included In The Dining Package?
- 150 Central Park
- Chops Grille
- Giovanni’s Table
- Hooked Seafood
- Izumi Hibachi
- Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver
- Johnny Rockets
- Johnny Rockets® Express
- Samba Grill
- Sichuan Red
How Much Do Specialty Dining Restaurants Cost On Royal Caribbean Ships?
Before we look at the Royal Caribbean Dining Package options available, and how much they cost, I want to make you aware that these prices do fluctuate wildly by ship, and destination. Please do bear that in mind, but these prices are correct of my cruise dashboard for my 2023 sailing.
This list is not exhaustive, check out our Royal Caribbean Restaurant Guide for an idea of dining and snacks included in your Royal Caribbean cruise for each ship, and what dining is extra, also note most restaurants charge 18% gratuities on top of speciality dining charges.
- 150 Central Park $64.99 and $12.99 for children eating from the children’s menu
- Chops Grille, from $29.99 for lunch, $64.49 for dinner, Kids $12.99
- Chef’s Table, $99.99 for dinner
- Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, $29.99 for lunch, $49.99 for dinner, $12.99 dining charge for children 6 to 12 years old with kids menu
- Hooked Seafood, $24.99 for lunch, $54.99 for Dinner, Children $12.99 6 to 12 years old with kids Menu
- Izumi (Prices available onboard) but as a guide 8 snow crab rolls $13, 8 champagne lobster rolls $15, sushi selection for 2 $21
- Izumi Hibachi, $34.99 plus gratuity for lunch; $59.99 for dinner, $64.99 plus gratuity (Premier Combo)
- Johnny Rockets, $12.99
- Jamie’s Italian, $54.99 for dinner, $22.99 for lunch, Children $12.99 6 to 12 years old with kids Menu
- Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, individual prices such a 2 pulled pork sliders for $7, steak topped fries $3, 24 wings for $14, burger $9
- Sabor, $24.99 for lunch and dinner, $12.99 dining charge for children 6 to 12 years old
- Samba Grill, $29.99 for dinner
- Teppanyaki, prices vary but an appetizer cost around $8-13 dollars with complimentary vegetable fried rice, miso soup and a green mix
- The Mason Jar, $24.99 brunch, $39.99 dinner, $12.99 dining charge for children 6 to 12 years old
- Vintages, Tapas, prices vary
- Wonderland, $59.99-$65.49 for dinner., $12.99 for children
Royal Caribbean Dining Packages And Prices
The Unlimited Dining Package
Unlimited Dining Package, £200.00 per adult (Roughly $250), Children are complementary from age of 0-5.
You have two options for Children aged 6-12. The dining plan costs half the adult price. If you do it this way to must order the package for all guests who wish to dine. The adult price is applied for all guests regardless of age; the difference between the adult price and child price will be refunded in the form of a refundable onboard credit (unless booked with non-refundable credit, in which case OBC will be non-refundable). However you don’t need to book the package for kids, you can pay as you go, this way Children 6-12 pay $12.99 per child to dine and must order from the kid’s menu.
What’s Included In The Royal Caribbean Unlimited Dining Package ?
For this you can enjoy multiple entrees and visit multiple specialty restaurants every night of your sailing. The unlimited package also includes to lunch at specialty restaurants on sea days.
Plus, a discount of 40% off bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles above $100 while dining in specialty restaurants during your cruise.
How The Ultimate Dining Package Works?
A reservation will be made for you on first night of your cruise. You will find your reservation confirmation in your cabin on the first day of your cruise. All additional dining reservations or changes to your courtesy reservation must be made once you are onboard at any specialty restaurant. We have found it works to head to a speciality restaurant as your board and book all of your dining.
3 Night Dining Package
If you want to try the occasional speciality Restaurant on your cruise but don’t want to go the whole hog? The 3 night dining package is a great option giving you the flexibility to sample speciality dining but still use the main dining rooms, which we do always enjoy.
The 3 nights dining package on Royal Caribbean costs around £81.62 per adult (Around $110) per adult
Children are complementary from age of 0-5.
Like the ultimate dining package you have two options for Children aged 6-12. The dining plan costs half the adult price for the dining package, or you can pay as you go, this way Children 6-12 pay $10.99 per child to dine and must order from the kid’s menu.
How The Royal Caribbean 3 Night Dining Package Works?
Experience three specialty restaurants during your cruise. A courtesy reservation will be made for the first night of your sailing, generally based on your prefered dining time and availability. Your reservation confirmation will be waiting for you in your cabin on the first day of your cruise. You can head to a specialty restaurant as you board to changes your courtesy reservation if you with and book all further dining for your sailing.
You will also receive a discount of 40% off bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles above $100 whilst dining in specialty restaurants.
Specialty Dining Experiences Not Included In The Royal Caribbean Dining Packages
- Chef’s Table
- Wine Pairing Dinners
- Taste of Royal
- Mystery Dinner Theater
- Holiday Celebration Dinners
Teppanyaki and Izumi Hibachi are included in the ultimate Royal Caribbean dining package, but carry a $10 surcharge, which will be charged to your onboard account.
Taste Of Royal Lunch
The taste of Royal Lunch costs, £44.50 per adult ( Around $54.95)
What Is The Taste Of Royal Lunch?
The taste of Royal Lunch takes you through a journey or Royal Caribbean Speciality Dining all in one place. Your four course lunch of dreams begins in Wonderland, serving a sensory experience with their Citrus Seas Tuna Tartare. Next up, enjoy a Tuscan cuisine experience with a dish from from Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen, featuring mascarpone risotto with crabmeat.
Followed by a classic surf and turf of filet mignon and jumbo shrimp from Chops Grille. All finished of with a delicious fried cheesecake from 150 Central Park. Also for an additional charge you can add a wine flight to your culinary experience.
You’ll receive a letter in your stateroom the day before your reservation confirming the time and location of your lunch.
If you suffer any allergies or dietary preferences, substitutions can be made however you must inform the Restaurant Manager onboard the day before your reservation. The menu is also subject to change from our example.
Terms And Conditions For The Royal Caribbean Dining Package
You will receive credits depending on the restaurant you have chosen.
- For Restaurants With A la carte pricing, you’ll receive a $35 food credit towards your meal.
- However you will receive a $20 credit for Port Side BBQ and Playmakers
Teppanyaki and Izumi Hibachi is included in the ultimate dining package, but carries a $10 surcharge, which will be charged to your onboard account.
The packages are not valid for premium experiences including: Chef’s Table, Wine Pairings Dinners, Taste of Royal and Mystery Dinner Theater and Holiday Celebration Dinners.
Are Royal Caribbean Dining Packages Worth The Money?
When you do the maths you do make a saving with the dining packages on Royal Caribbean, if fine dining is your thing they are worth the money. The Ultimate Dining Package gives you much more scope. However as long as you use you credits for the 3 day package wisely you will make a saving, and of course enjoy the luxury of an upscale cruise dining experience.
You can book when you are onboard. However its cheaper to book in advance. We definitely advise looking for special offers.