Dining On a cruise

So i have been watching a few YouTube videos and i have noticed some people when at a restaurant  (non buffet) they order more then 1 appetizer/entree/dessert. do you pay extra for that or can you do that?

I will not be doing any dining packages so i will be just eating at the buffet and main restaurant but when i am at the main one if i see 2 things i like can i order them both at no additional cost or do i have to pay extra for it? 

Tags: Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the seas

13 Answers

You can order as many things as you'd like in the main dining room, they don't charge extra for it :)

Yes, you can order more than one choice and you do not pay extra.

We haven't cruised on Royal Caribbean before, but I know on Carnival we were able to order as much as we wanted at dinner in the MDR. On the surf and turf night, we ordered 2 or 3 of the lobster tails but only one of the steaks. We always try to let our waiter know before hand so he isn't making a million trips to the kitchen, and if we liked something that we never tried before and wanted more the waiter never complained. We end up tipping a little in the beginning and more at the end so we are usually taken care of pretty well.

I know on NCL you can order multiples as well. Or I have also been known to visit the noodle bar for some soup and dim sum and then straight to the MDR for dinner Wink

Order as much as you like at no cost, with the exception, on Carnival there is now an option to order from the steak house menu at an additional cost. It is clearly marked on the menu that there will be a charge and the wait staff is also good at telling you when that might be applicable.

They're all that way. The waiters laff in the MDR, and the "included" restaurants when I order 2-3 appetizers, couple main courses.....she says she has no idea who I am.....I ignore the comments, I'm busy....as said, its only the specialty restaurants you cant do that without paying an upcharge even if the "main meal" is a perk. That warning is right on the menus.

Eat away at the buffet and MDR at no extra cost.

I don’t know about RCL, but on Carnival now, when our tablemate has ordered more than one appetizer or dessert, they only bring the second after he has finished the first. The waiters always ask of he still wants the second - just in case he has changed his mind. I haven’t seen anyone order 2 entrees, except on elegant night and a lobster tail was ordered along with the prime rib, but there is no upcharge unless something is ordered from the steakhouse menu selections. Those are clearly indicated on the menu.

That is a prudent idea. It prevents waste.

Hmmm..got me thinkin...what do THEY do with left over food...they have giant walk in freezers, you can watch em loading stuff on pallets every cruise, if you're on the correct side. Now then, living in the back of beyond as I do, I have a big ol stand up freezer. She cleans it out once a year or so...despite our best efforts, we're always finding stuff from back in the day...usually in the back of the thing. So even tho its obvious cruiselines try to minimize waste, and overordering, how long you think THEY keep stuff from one cruise to the next in their freezers?. Bet its all ordered out of corporate, based on # of passengers, length of cruise etc. And I don't mean perishables either...at least I hope they don't keep that.


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