For better or worse, food is an integral part of a family cruise experience. Tasting one’s way through a cruise vacation is one of the delights family cruisers can look forward to. On Allure of the Seas, family cruisers can choose to dine in more than 24 venues.
Allure of the Seas main dining room Adagio
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Top family-friendly dining venues
Adagio Dining Room: Designed in the 1920s Art Deco period, Allure of the Seas’ three-tier main dining venue offers breakfast, lunch and dinner service. Families with children ages 3 – 11 years old should take advantage of My Family Time Dining, which offers the early dinner seating with the option of checking your child into Adventure Ocean Club within the restaurant at a pre-arranged time. Other dining times are the flexible My Time Dining and Traditional dining (either early or late seating.)
Rita’s Cantina: This restaurant is truly unique to Allure of the Seas. Rita’s Cantina offers classic Mexican food. The design is inspired from beach bars and Southern California taqueria shops. Families can expect high energy food service in a kid friendly venue. Cost: $7.95 per person open lunch and dinner.
The Boardwalk Dog House: Also unique to Allure of the Seas, The Boardwalk Dog House offers gourmet hot-dogs. At this outdoor venue, look for a lunch counter located in the Boardwalk neighborhood. The location next to the Ice Cream Parlor will ensure a family friendly lunch. Cost: complimentary.
Johnny Rockets A standby on all Royal Caribbean ships, this 1950′s-style diner serves great fish & ships, grilled foods and breakfast items. Cost: $4.95 per person for lunch or dinner. Breakfast is complimentary.
Giovanni’s Table: An Italian trattoria with both indoor and alfresco seating, featuring Italian classics served family-style. Cost: $10 per person for lunch; $15 per person for dinner.
The Wipe Out Café: A casual self-service buffet with pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches and fresh salads. Cost: complimentary.
Sorrento’s Pizzeria: Featuring New York style pizza, made-to-order pies and by-the-slice. Cost: complimentary.
The Cupcake Cupboard: Featuring fresh-baked gourmet cupcakes as well as cupcake parties. Cost: A nominal fee applies and will depend on what is ordered.
Boardwalk Donut Shop: Homemade donuts will please the kids. Cost: complimentary.
Ice Cream Parlor: A variety of ice cream flavors and toppings available. Cost: A nominal fee applies and will depend on what is ordered.
Date-Night on Allure of the Seas
150 Central Park: Enjoy a glass of wine while dining in this upscale and intimate restaurant. Molly Brandt, winner of the Allure of the Seas Culinary Challenge co-hosted with The Culinary Institute of America, as well as Food and Wine’s 2006 best student chef, will create some fun and innovative cuisine. Cost: $35 per person.
Samba Grille: Unique to Allure of the Seas, this Brazilian steakhouse located in the Solarium features authentic Brazilian-style meats and seafood dishes. The theme of this restaurant is inspired from the Brazilian steakhouses known as churrascaria. Churrasco is the cooking style, which means barbecue in Portuguese. Cost: $25 per person.
Chops Grille: Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse with views of Central Park and premium cuts of quality meats. Cost: $25 per person.
Izumi Asian Cuisine: Asian food venue offering a Sushi bar and the hot-rock cooking experience. Guests can cook their own chicken, steak or mixed seafood on the hot rocks (heated 575 degrees Fahrenheit.) Cost: depends on each item selected.
Vintages: A wine bar with pre-dinner tapas and cheeses along with a robust selection of fine wines. Cost: varies by item from menu.
Park Café: Located in Central Park and famous for the Roast Beef sandwiches. This indoor/outdoor gourmet market is an easy option for families. Salads, sandwiches, soups and pastries available. Cost: complimentary.
The Vitality Café: Looking to stay in shape and find some great low calorie, healthy spa food? The Vitality Café serves up healthy snacks, sandwiches, wraps, fruit and smoothies. Also available are energy bars, vitamin-packed smoothies or Tazo teas. Cost: varies on what is selected.
The Best Coffee
Starbucks: The first ever Starbucks at sea is located on deck 5 in the Royal Promenade. The Starbucks outlet on Allure of the Seas offers signature drinks like Frappuccinos, lattes, and seasonal specialties.
This is the best place on Allure of the Seas for hard-core coffee drinkers. In addition to specialty coffees, cruisers can find a selection of snacks. Look for this venue on the Royal Promenade between Boleros and On Air Karaoke Club. Cost: Fees for specialty drinks and upgraded snacks.
Café Promenade: The café offers Seattle’s Best coffee drinks. Food to enjoy here includes fruit shakes, pastries and sandwiches. Cost: complimentary.
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