Contributor Level: Cruise Director

When do you like to dine?

When do you like to dine in the formal dining area?






Tags: Cruise Dining

20 Answers

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I like the LATE option. After a full day at a port, I need a nap, shower...and sometimes a pre-dinner cocktail Wink

Contributor Level: Captain

I prefer to dine..........

when there is food somewhere.


Contributor Level: Deck Hand

On my first cruise i had dinner late, I thought I missed out on things so I am trying an early option this time Happy

Contributor Level: Captain


Contributor Level: Second Mate

This is going to be my first cruise. Does the surf and turf come with a normal dinner on all cruises?

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
I have only been on a few Carnival cruise ships and I noticed that the surf and turf are only offered on ships with steak houses. I don't know if this is true of other cruise lines.
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Whether you like to dine early or late, each cruise line has it's own dress code. Typically, for a 7 night cruise there are one or two formal nights. Here is a list of all of the cruise lines and their dinner dress codes: http://cruiseline.com/bonvoyage/cruising-101/cheat-sheet/what-is-the-dress-code-for-my-cruise-


Contributor Level: Purser

My wife and I enjoy the late option but it can get in the way of attending some of the shows. As far as the formal nights we skip them - just don't want to get dressed up when I am taking a cruise to kick back

Contributor Level: Second Mate

I cruise on Norwegian so I eat whenever I want! I love that! I wish it was a little more formal as far as attire goes, but it doesn't really bother me. Even with the "Freestyle" dining, I tend to eat late so I can shower after being in port or being at the pool all day. 

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Prefiero cenar tarde,por costumbre y disfrutar mas el dia y el barco


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