Sit down breakfast in the dining room was nicely done and less hectic than the buffet, or Wipe Out Cafe. We preferred to have breakfast at Park Cafe or the Solarium Bistro, due to the quality and speed of service. Both of those are cafeteria/buffet style lines but they keep the tables clean and it was quick and easy to move through the line.
You have the choice between a menu, and a buffet in the main dining room for breakfast. The buffet seemed to have a very nice variety to choose from. We made the mistake of ordering from the menu, and it took forever. Service in the main dining room for breakfast was very slow, we only did it one morning.
Cold items ~ Meat and Cheeses.
Hot Buffet area ~ eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage..
We loved the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables in all of the dining locations.
No breakfast is complete with out a pastry bar!
Muesli and toppings bar.
I ordered a create your own omelet and it was exactly what I expected. Tasted great! They also bring around baskets of toast when your breakfast arrives.
When we cruise we generally eat in the main dining room every night. It is one of many things that we enjoy when cruising. My children loved the kids program and the waiters tried to rush their dinner order so they could meet the counselor outside the dining room in time to be escorted to camp, but I always felt like they had to eat super fast once it arrived. They only had time for dessert 1 night out of the 6 we ate in the dining room. We did enjoy relaxing together after they went off to camp though! Overall we enjoyed the service and the quality of the food. Since the kids missed dessert most nights in the dining room we took them to the Promenade to grab something from the Cafe, ordered room service, or took back something from the main dining room.
The first night in the dining room of our 7 night Western Caribbean sailing.
A small bowl of fruit was brought to the table every night for each of our children. It was the perfect way to start the meal and the adults kept taking little bites from their bowls! On the right is Smoked Fish Rillettes. As you can see all that is left of the shrimp is the tail, my son had to eat it right away because it looked so good!
Off the children's menu, Vegetables Crudite, is on the left. On the right is Strawberry, Kiwi and Pineapple Medley off the regular menu. We really couldn't ask for more produce to be offered on the Oasis of the Seas.
Mojo Marinated Grilled Pork Chop.
On the left is the Slow Roasted Beef Strip loin, our sons favorite, the waiter jumped to cut it up for him. On the right is the Soft Shell Flour Tortillas.
From the Children's Menu ~ Macaroni and cheese. My girl loves carbs! Thankfully she ate up all the fruit before this plate arrived!
Day 2 in the dining room. We were busy all day, and forgot to take pictures of the menu as well as most of the food! Kids went with the children's menu so they could be picked up by the camp counselors at 7pm.
Chicken Fingers and french fries.
Kids pepperoni pizza and fries.
Bittersweet Chocolate Souffle for my husband, and I enjoyed the Double Strawberry Cheesecake.
Day 3 in the main dining room.
In the front is Minestrone soup and in the back is Creamy Roasted Garlic Soup. I couldn't decide, and if you ask the waiter to decide anything for you, they just bring both. :) On the right is Chilled Strawberry Bisque. All 3 were good!
On the left was Chicken Marsala, and on the right is Eggplant Parmigiana.
Garlic Tiger Shrimp, my son always chooses whatever meal offers shrimp. Even if it is just a garnish!
I enjoyed the Sticky Bread and Butter Pudding, while my daughter attempted to eat the Mini brownie madness, she didn't get very far!
Day 4 in the main dining room, looking out at Falmouth, Jamaica as we started to leave.
Premium Angus Beef Sliders. For burgers, they were pretty good. We all stole french fries off of her plate!
New England Clam Chowder on the left and Chilled Mango and Pineapple Soup on the right. I love Clam Chowder, this tasted fine, but wasn't exciting in anyway.
No dinner pictures tonight because by the time we get the food, we can't wait to eat! I do remember that I had the Conchiglioni Pasta and enjoyed it!
BBB Creme Brulee
On the left is Two-Tone Chocolate Praline Finger and on the right is the Warm Chocolate Cake. Since the cake was warm the ice cream melted very fast!
Day 5 in the main dining room. My husband went with the Roasted Peach Soup.
No surprise here, but our son had the Royal Shrimp Cocktail and I enjoyed the Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Soup.
Our youngest went with the veggies off of the kids menu.
I went with the Marinated Chicken Breast. It tasted fine, but was nothing to talk about. A great dish if you don't like flavor, yeah, that boring! Our son had the Fisherman's Plate. Lobster night is treated like an event on Royal Caribbean. There was a table near us that had a tray full of lobster tail shells at the end of the night. The Wait staff seemed excited to serve multiple to people.
My husband tried the Soy Meatballs and said they were good.
This is my favorite part of every meal! Dessert!
Baked Alaska and Ivory Chocolate Mouse. My son took it as a challenge to eat the Baked Alaska. He loved that it had more than one ice cream flavor underneath!
On night 6 of our sailing we visited Johnny Rockets.
Night 7, last night of our cruise.
On the left is Pan Seared Bay Scallops and Chorizo. I was happy to finally see my favorite soup on the menu, French Onion.
Our daughter enjoyed the veggies and dip again, but stole some shrimp from her brother.
Rosemary Lamb Shank
For dessert I had the Frozen Strawberry Souffle.
On the left is the Low-Fat Warm Apple Strudel and on the right is one of Royal Caribbean's signature desserts, the Chocolate Sensation. We had that for dessert whenever it showed up on the buffets, which was most days at lunch.
The children's menu on Royal Caribbean is the same every night. There were no variations to this on our 7 night sailing.
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