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Mariner Of The Seas

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Dining Options Onboard The Mariner Of The Seas

Top Hat & Tails (Main Dining Room, Formal Dining)
Top Hat & Tails (Main Dining Room, Formal Dining)
The Top Hat and Tails Dining room is the second tier of the ships three deck main dining room aft of the ship and accommodates up to 502 guests.

Open for dinner only with the same menu as the other two levels of the main dining room, Main seating is at 5.45pm and second seating at 8.15pm.

Rhapsody In Blue (Main Dining Room, Formal Dining)
Rhapsody In Blue (Main Dining Room, Formal Dining)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
With its entrance on deck 3 at the stern of the ship, Rhapsody in Blue is the first level of the ship's impressive three tier main dining room. Open from the lower all the way through to the upper level in the middle and adorned with a huge central chandelier and pillars with classic gold, cream and black décor; sweeping twin staircases connect the main dining rooms together.

Taking inspiration from the name of the top deck restaurant (The Sound of Music), at the base of the staircase is a statue of Maria and Captain Von Trapp in a classic scene from the Sound of Music Film with a background mural depicting the Von Trapp children as they say goodnight to the guests with a song, "So Long, Farewell".

Seating 735 guests, The Rhapsody In Blue dining room also includes two separate areas for private functions called Melody’s and Lyrics (seating 54 guests each).

Opening times for Rhapsody In Blue are (subject to change depending upon ships itinerary):

Breakfast 7.00am to 9.00am
Brasserie 30 Lunch 11.30am to 1.15pm (Sea days only)
Main Seating Dinner 5.45pm
Second Seating Dinner 8.25pm

Breakfast is á la carte with waiter service and features the usual breakfast fare of omelettes made to order, egg benedict, bacon, sausages, pancakes, French toast, smoked salmon bagels and a special of the day dish. Meats, cheeses, cereals, fruits, toast, pastries and yogurts are also available.

Lunch features a Brasserie 30 menu (designed to enable guests to complete their meal in 30 minutes) and includes a “Tutti” salad bar with everything from lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, sweetcorn and grated carrot to meats, prawns, tuna, cheeses and breads.

Examples of dishes available on the Brasserie 30 menu are as follows:

Royal Caesar Salad
Fennel Roasted Pork Salad
Fattoush Salad
Chicken Sliders
Potato, Leek and Spinach Gratin
Harissa Barramundi Fish
Fish Enchilada
Tomato Risotto
Char Grilled Palm Sugar Chicken
Pasta Dishes
Tutti Salad Bar
Almond Polenta Cake
Praline Chocolate Crunch
Warm Cherry Custard Crepes
Caramelized Banana Mille Feuille

Both breakfast and lunch are open plan seating where guests are seated at whichever tables are available at the time.

For dinner, passengers can choose between assigned dining (at the same table each night) or opt for My Time Dining in which guests select a preferred mealtime each night and are seated at different tables each night.

The dinner menu offers different daily choices with nine appetizers to choose from, three different types of soups, ten entree choices, seven desserts and classics (which are always available each night). Options also include gluten free, lactose free, vegetarian and vitality (healthy) options which are indicated by the symbols next to the dishes on the menu. Additionally the menu lists the Chef’s Inspiration which is the Chef’s recommendations for a starter, main and dessert each day.

Examples of dishes on offer are as follows:

Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melon
Bay Scallop Gratin
Traditional Lobster Bisque
Oakwood Smoked Chicken Breast
Double Broiled Chicken Consommé
Chilled Banana and Rum Soup
Roman Vignole Salad
Royal Shrimp Cocktail
Escargots Bourguignonne
Caesar Salad

Grilled Salmon Vignole Salad
Shrimp Ravioli
Pan-Fried Fillet of Barramundi
Roasted Duck
Carve Filet of Beef Tenderloin
Artichoke-Filled Crepes au Gratin

Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé
Double Strawberry Cheesecake
Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie
Low-Fat Berry Bliss
Sugar-Free Chocolate Pot de Crème
Crème Brulee
Chocolate Sensation
Royal Cheese Plate

CLASSICS (Always Available)
Linguin Pomodoro
Premium Angus Beef Sliders
Broiled Filled of Atlantic Salmon
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast
Aged Hand-Cut Manhattan Strip Steak
Sound Of Music (Main Dining Room, Flexible Dining)
Sound Of Music (Main Dining Room, Flexible Dining)
The top level (deck 5) of the main dining room is called the Sound of Music seating 544 guests and opens for dinner only with the same menu on offer as the Rhapsody In Blue dining room.

Sound of Music is reserved for guests opting for “My Time Dining” which is available between the hours of 5.30pm and 9.00pm each night.
Giovanni’s Table (Italian)
Giovanni’s Table (Italian)
Select Dining Venue ($15 lunch, $20 dinner Cover Charge)
Lunch, Dinner
Giovanni’s Table, a traditional casual Italian Trattoria seating 88, opens for lunch from noon until 2.00pm on sea days only (with a cover charge of $15.00 per head) and dinner from 5.30pm to late (at $20.00 per head) and offers everything from braised meat dishes and stews to Focaccia, salads and pastas.

Located starboard side towards the aft of deck 11 and featuring floor-to-ceiling windows providing guests with views out over the ocean, reservations are recommended particularly for dinner.

The menu served comprises of appetizers and salads, soups, pasta dishes, entrees and desserts with examples as follows:

Focaccia with potatoes, herbs, artichokes, olives and pesto
Fried shrimp, calamari, fish fillets and zucchini
Anti pasti (salami, prosciutto, anchovies, artichokes, peppers, olive and Italian cheese)
Tomato and mozzarella salad
Baked eggplant parmigiana
Caesar salad

Vegetarian soup
Soup of the day

Gnocchi in light blue cheese sauce
Pappardelle pasta in radicchio cream
Mushroom risotto
Pasta with tomatoes, calamari, bay scallops and pesto

8 ounce grilled strip loin steak
Chicken breast filled with ricotta and mushrooms
Baked jumbo shrimp
Veal meatballs
Sole fillets in lemon butter sauce

Desserts are presented on a cart with selections such as chocolate cake, tiramisu, zupa inglese, pana cotta and miniature cannolis. Giovanni’s also offers specialty coffees with liquor for dessert at an extra charge.

The lunch menu is largely similar to the dinner menu but with fewer entrees to select from.
Jade (Asian, Self Service)
Jade (Asian, Self Service)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Jade is the ship's Asian-themed buffet area incorporated into the forward section of Windjammer‘s cafe aft of deck 11 and seats 236 guests. Supported by the Plaza Bar selling drinks, Jade serves up a number of the same items as available in Windjammer along with a few different Asian selections including sushi.
Chops Grille (Seafood, Steak House)
Chops Grille (Seafood, Steak House)
Select Dining Venue ($30 per person Cover Charge)
Chops Grille, installed during Mariner’s revitalisation in 2012 is located outside Windjammer’s towards the aft of deck 11. Seating 80 diners, the select steakhouse serves premium cuts of steak cooked to specification plus fresh seafood, side dishes and desserts.

Guests can enjoy the sea view out of the large windows whilst they dine from the numerous different seating arrangements on offer within the room with its upscale contemporary decor featuring deep tones of reds and browns in the leather seating and wooden effect clad walls.

Open from 5.30pm until late, a dining fee of $30 per person including gratuities is charged and reservations are recommended.

An example menu is listed below.

Shrimp Cocktail
Dungeness Crab and Shrimp Cake
Smoked Duck Salad
Oyster Duet
Warm Goat Cheese and Basil Soufflé
Cheese N’ Onion Soup
Forest Mushroom Soup
Caesar Salad
Beefsteak Tomato and Purple Onions
Signature Salad

Pan Fired Barramundi Fillet
Alaskan Halibut
Herb-crusted Jumbo Shrimp
Free-range Chicken Breast
New York Strip Steak
Petit Filet Mignon
Broiled Veal Chop
Mixed Grill
Broiled Porterhouse Steak
Boneless Beef Short Rib
Filet Mignon

Chocolate Mud Pie
Passion berry Duo
Grannies Caramel Apple Slice
Uptown Cheesecake

Royal Delight
Irish Coffee
Kioki Coffee
Orange Coffee
Mocha Berry

Chops Grille also opens to suite guests for a cooked breakfast each morning.
Johnny Rockets (Burger Bar)
Johnny Rockets (Burger Bar)
$4.95 per person
Lunch, Dinner
Styled on an American 50’s diner with red booths, formica counters and jukeboxes, Johnny Rockets is Mariners additional charge burger bar with waiters dancing in the aisles from time to time providing entertainment whilst you eat.

Located aft of deck 12 starboard by the kids clubs and with a $4.95 cover charge, the diner seats 72 guests and opens from 11.30am to midnight.

Along with burgers and fries, sandwiches such as grilled chicken breast, tuna and BLT’s are available as well as hot dogs and desserts including Oreo Fudge sandwiches and Apple Pie. Sides served include onion rings, chilli bowls and chilli fries.

Milkshakes, as with the rest of the beverages on the menu, are additional charge at $4.95 per milkshake.
Ben & Jerry's (Ice Cream Bar)
Ben & Jerry's (Ice Cream Bar)
a la carte
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream stand is located by Café Promenade and offers a range of flavours (examples and prices listed below) and open from 10.00am to 1.00am.

Cup $2.50 (small), $3.25 (medium), $4.00 (large)
Cone $2.50 (small), $3.25 (medium), $4.00 (large)
Waffle $3.25 (small), $4.00 (medium), $4.75 (large)

Ice Cream Sodas & Floats $3.75
Great Shakes $4.50
Toppings $0.50

Sweet Cream and Cookies
Cherry Garcia
Mint Chocolate Chunk
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Chunky Monkey
Butter Pecan
Phish Food
Black Raspberry
Windjammer Cafe (Self Service)
Windjammer Cafe (Self Service)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Windjammer Café is located aft of deck 11 with large windows offering sea views and room for 348 guests. Mariner’s large buffet restaurant offers a wide range of food stations including Asian Flavours, Carvery, Vegetables and Salads, Pasta, Seafood, Daily Specials and Desserts plus a tea, coffee and water 24 hour self service stand (starboard side) and self-serve soft ice cream with choice of vanilla, chocolate and vanilla chocolate twist (located just outside Windjammers near the pool called the Arctic Zone).

The cafe offers buffet-style breakfasts and lunches whilst in the evenings the casual atmosphere is complemented by a changing menu and restaurant-style service. Themed evenings such as Indian Night and Oriental night including offerings such as sushi which guests can enjoy as an appetiser are held with pasta, carving stations and Mongolian Wok stir fry on offer every night.

Opening times are as follows:

Buffet Breakfast 6.30am to 10.30am
Lunch 11.30am to 3.00pm
Snacks 3.00pm to 4.30pm
Casual Dinner 6.15pm to 9.00pm

The breakfast selection ranges from cereals, oatmeal, breads, muffins, pastries and donuts to cold cuts of meat and cheeses, fresh fruit, bacon, sausage and baked beans. There is also an omelette station for freshly prepared eggs and area serving Asian speciality selections (in the Island Grill area).

Lunch options include pizza, burger and sandwich stations, a pasta station (with choice of sauces) and hot dishes such as barbecue pork ribs, grilled fish filet, lasagne, aubergine parmigiana and beef stroganoff. An Asian section is also offered each day offering the likes of sushi and stir-fries whilst the salad bar station has everything from lettuce, tomatoes, coleslaws, sweetcorn and carrots to cold cuts of meats and cheeses.

The dessert bar houses a selection of cookies, cakes and pastries.
Cafe Promenade
Cafe Promenade
Cafe Promenade, located along the Royal Promenade on deck 5, has seating for 105 guests and opens 24 hours a day serving snacks and drinks.

With a pay for coffee bar selling Starbucks coffee and tea, complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water is also available throughout the day. In addition to beverages are complimentary snacks ranging from a selection of Danish Pastries served up until 11am and sandwiches (such as salami on sour dough rolls, ricotta, red pepper and olive tapenade rolls and ham and cheese croissants) pizzas and desserts including granola cranberry bars, mocha brownies, and blueberry pound cake served through until 3am, with anything remaining on offer until early morning breakfast begins again.

The lively venue is the ideal location to sit and enjoy a drink and snack whilst watching the activities taking place along the busy promenade or visit for an early morning drink, or snack before bedtime after a busy day.
Boardwalk Dog House
Boardwalk Dog House
Lunch, Dinner
The Boardwalk Dog House is a complimentary outdoor hotdog speciality counter serving a range of traditional hot dogs, brats, sausages and other linked meats along with a variety of toppings, all served in a long bun.

Located on deck 11, starboard side serving the ships outdoor pools, the venue opens from 2.00pm to 6.00pm on port days and 11.30am to 6.00pm on sea days.

The menu includes “The German”, “The Smoke House”, “The Big Apple”, “The Wunderdog”, “The Coney Island Dog”, “The Sicilian” and “The Warsaw” with condiments of mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and relish and side orders of peppers, onions and potato salad.
DreamWorks Character Dining
DreamWorks Character Dining
Character Breakfasts take place in the Rhapsody in Blue Dining Room on deck 3 where characters from hugely popular films such as Shrek®, Madagascar™ and Kung Fu Panda® visit guests for photo opportunities whilst they enjoy their breakfast. The DreamWorks-inspired menu features a wide array of choices from yoghurt selections, cereals, fruits, chocolate pastries, scrambled eggs, omelettes, pancakes and waffles.

For parents a menu featuring traditional à la carte breakfast items and coffee is available. DreamWorks Character Dining (including coffee, tea, water, iced tea or lemonade) is included in the price of the cruise.

With doors opening from 7.45am for a prompt 8.00am start, reservations are required as space is limited.
Room Service
Room Service
$3.95 delivery charge between midnight & 5am
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Room Service is available onboard any time of the day and night. Whilst it is complimentary, any orders between midnight and 5am incur a service charge of $3.95 per delivery.

Room Service can be ordered from the room service menu located in staterooms - either via the stateroom phone or interactive TV service.

Breakfast service begins at 5.00am for a continental option with full breakfast served between 7.00am and 10.00am daily (or 5.00am for just a continental breakfast) (with the exception of departure morning) and orders need to be placed prior to 3.00am on the outside door handle of guest’s staterooms on the order forms provided. Food available for breakfast includes a selection of juices and hot beverages, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, hash browns, tomatoes, toast and a selection of pastries and preserves.

For the remainder of the day and night guests can choose from soup of the day, fruit plates, Caesar salad, Mediterranean chicken salad, smoked salmon and brie sandwiches, turkey and Swiss cheese Panini, steak sandwiches, fried chicken, beef burgers, spinach and artichoke dip, breaded fish, cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza. Desserts include a cheese plate, chocolate and pear tart, raspberry cheesecake and cookies. Hot beverages and milk are also available.
My Time Dining
My Time Dining
My Time Dining allows guests to enjoy dinner in the main dining room, while reserving their preferred seating times during their cruise holiday.

To ensure prompt seating, reservations for each evening are strongly encouraged and can be made pre-cruise or once guests board. Due to demands for seating in the main dining room varying nightly, especially following evening shows, it is recommended that guests reserve their preferred dinner times as early as possible, especially if done after boarding.

Daily Reservations is an online reservation system for guests enrolled in the My Time Dining program via and can be accessed from the 'Book Cruise Add-Ons' link at the foot of the page Through Daily Reservations. It allows My Time Dining guests to make their preferred reservations in the main dining room for each night of the cruise themselves, as well as including other guests at their table. Reservations are subject to availability and as guests may be served by a different wait team each evening, any guest wishing to take up My Time Dining must pre pay their service charge (gratuities) as part of their booking.

Reservations can be made anywhere from 3 months before sailing, up to 4 days prior to sailing, or once guests arrive on board at the My Time Dining Reservations Desk

Reservations are available between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm, although these times can vary depending on where the ship is sailing. Availability of times will be shown when guests book and some time slots may already be fully booked so guests will have to find the nearest suitable alternative.

Guests can choose to share their table with other guests, or just dine with their own party. Sharing preferences cannot be guaranteed although the maitre’d on the ship will make every effort to accommodate the guest’s sharing preference onboard.

Daily Reservations will be shown on the guest’s cruise calendar (once logged in to their booking on-line), along with any Shore Excursions and Specialty Dining reservations already booked.
My Family Time Dining
My Family Time Dining
My Family Time Dining allows kids to enjoy a complete dinner within 45 minutes, freeing parents to enjoy coffee and dessert at their leisure. Available only during the first seating in the main dining room and for those registered in the complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Programme and My Family Time Dining, once seated kids are served immediately and then met by Adventure Ocean counsellors at the main dining room entrances at 6.45pm to be taken back to the Adventure Ocean spaces for on-going evening activities, while parents can continue to enjoy their dinner.
Children’s Menu
Children’s Menu
A children’s menu is available on Mariner of the Seas in the main dining room for those who don’t want to eat from the main menu. Example dishes available are listed below:

Guacamole and sour cream dip with tortilla chips
Vegetable crudités with ranch dressing
Kid’s fruit platter
Toasted tomato and cheese sandwich with apple chips or fries
Chicken noodle soup
Grilled chicken breast
Grilled minute steak
Beef burger or turkey burger
Grilled catch of the day
Chicken fingers
Spaghetti with choice of sauces
Macaroni cheese
Cheese or pepperoni pizza
Banana split
Cookie of the day
Ice Cream
Mini brownie madness
Mini Bar
Mini Bar
Some of Royal Caribbean staterooms provide guests with a mini bar which offers snacks and drinks, examples of which are below:

Choice of three different cans of drinks (Coca Cola, Diet Coke or Sprite) $2.25 each
Sparkling Perrier Water $2.75
Large bottle of still water $4.25 each
Red Bull drink $3.95
Snacks (M&M’s, Shortbread, Honey roasted peanuts or mini Snickers box) $4.95 each

(A 15% gratuity also applies to all mini bar purchases).

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