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Culinary Adventures with Resorts World Cruises – Cruise Your Way

One of the greatest perks of a cruise vacation is that food is included in the price of the trip, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider paying extra for upgraded dining options. With a variety of restaurants and cuisines available on modern cruise ships, from healthy and vegetarian options to fast food and molecular gastronomy, there’s something for everyone.

In this video, we feature Naresh Rawal, VP – Sales & Marketing, Resorts World Cruises speaking about the food options and culinary adventures one can have onboard a cruise, especially Genting Dream ship by Resorts World Cruises. The choices can be overwhelming for first-time cruisers, especially with the various dining schedules, dress codes, and regulations to navigate. Cruise vacations offer an unparalleled dining experience, and in the #CruiseYourWay video series, we showcase the Genting Dream ship from Resorts World Cruises, which has received OIC/SMIIC standard vegetarian certification and a halal-friendly certificate, making it an excellent choice for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian travellers.

Our partnership with ASEGO (India’s most preferred travel & cruise insurance brand) in the #CruiseYourWay video series provides insights into why cruises are the best choice for your summer vacation. #ASEGO #Cruises

Do you need to pay extra for food on a cruise, or is it included?

Food is typically included in your cruise fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a cruise ship. It’s worth noting, however, that not all dining venues are complimentary. While the main dining room and cruise ship buffet are always included in your fare, certain speciality items may come with an additional cost. Upscale or sit-down speciality restaurants typically charge an extra fee, either a flat cover charge or per-item pricing. Some casual dining options may be free, while others may charge a nominal fee. Prices are usually clearly displayed at each venue.

Different dining options on a cruise

Cruise ships typically offer a variety of dining options to cater to different tastes and preferences. Here are some of the most common types of dining options available on a cruise ship:

  1. Main Dining Room: This is the main restaurant on the ship that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s typically included in your fare and offers a variety of dishes.
  2. Buffet: Cruise ship buffets are generally open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offer a wide selection of food. They’re typically included in your fare and allow you to try different types of cuisine.
  3. Speciality Restaurants: These are restaurants that offer a more upscale or unique dining experience, such as a steakhouse, Italian restaurant, sushi bar, or seafood restaurant. They often come with an additional fee, but the quality of the food and service is typically higher.
  4. Room Service: Room service allows you to order food to be delivered to your cabin at any time of day. It’s typically included in your fare, but some cruise lines may charge an additional fee.
  5. Casual Dining Options: These include cafes, delis, pizzerias, and fast-food restaurants. They’re usually included in your fare or come with a small fee.
  6. Beverage Packages: Many cruise lines offer beverage packages that allow you to enjoy unlimited soda, beer, wine, or cocktails for a fixed price.

Overall, cruise ships offer a wide variety of dining options to cater to different tastes and budgets, so there’s something for everyone.

Can you carry your own food on a cruise? 

Yes, in most cases you are allowed to bring your own food onboard a cruise ship. This includes snack food and items you purchase in port. However, there are a few restrictions to keep in mind. You cannot bring raw meat onboard, as this could pose a safety risk. Additionally, some cruise lines may have restrictions on the amount and type of food you can bring onboard. In case, you carry Indian homemade food like theplas and khakras, ensure it’s sealed packed and well-covered.

That being said, most cruise ships offer a wide variety of dining options and an abundance of food, so unless you have specific dietary restrictions or preferences, there is typically little need to bring your own food.

Dietary restrictions on a cruise 

Yes, most cruise ships are able to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences of a passenger. When you book your cruise, it’s important to inform the cruise line of any dietary restrictions or allergies you have. This will allow them to prepare accordingly and ensure that you have safe and suitable options available to you.

Most cruise lines offer vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free options, as well as options for those with food allergies or intolerances. Some cruise lines may also offer kosher or halal options, or be able to accommodate other specific dietary requirements.

It’s important to note that while cruise lines will do their best to accommodate your dietary needs, it’s always a good idea to double-check with the onboard staff to make sure that the food you are eating is safe for you to consume. You can also speak with the ship’s head chef or dining manager if you have any concerns or specific requests.