Thursday, October 11, 2012

Royal Caribbean {New Culinary Program}

imageThis new announcement makes me want to go on a cruise! Our weather here at home has been odd for this time of year however the rain is predicted to start and I know this is the time of year I’d love to be cruising! I don’t know about you but when I think about a cruise the first thing that comes to mind is the food. I’ve been on a cruise once before when I was quite a bit younger and the food was to die for. Lots of different choices at any time of the day and the dinner dining experience was always fun so it’s exciting to hear that Royal Caribbean will be revamping their culinary program adding more options and more fresh, high quality ingredients to chose from!


MIAMI, October 11, 2012 – Royal Caribbean International is once again elevating the cruise
vacation experience, this time, wowing guests’ taste buds. The cruise line, known for bringing the
most innovative feature and amenities to the high seas, has redefined its onboard culinary program
with an extensive multi-million dollar investment to its main dining room across the fleet. The
culinary enhancements continue Royal Caribbean’s tradition of culinary excellence emphasizing the
freshest, highest quality ingredients available – on land or at sea.

The investment to Royal Caribbean’s complimentary dining program focuses on an
increased variety of menu options in the main dining room, including dishes infused with regional
flavors reflective of the destinations of the world the line’s ships sail to; improved choices for guests
with dietary restrictions; and superior presentation.

The cruise line has revamped the menus in the main dining room with added variety and
made sure to include classic favorites that guests have long enjoyed, such as aged hand-cut
Manhattan steak, escargot bourguignonne, shrimp cocktail and crème brulee, popular selections now
available every night.

Royal Caribbean – sailing to more than 270 destinations in 72 countries around the world –
will continue to cater to its growing global clientele by adding international flavors to the dining
room experience with a renewed focus on authenticity. Sourcing and understanding flavor profiles
has become an essential direction the cruise line has taken in its international menu development. All of the new menu offerings will include upgraded entrees such rack of lamb and surf & turf with new offerings like premium beef sliders and daily entrée dinner salads. There also has been a focus on the desserts with a new “hot from the oven” blueberry peach crumble, sticky bread and butter pudding and sumptuous carrot cake. Guests also will notice a change in the menu with a new fresh design featuring the cruise line’s international culinary team. As part of the investment the cruise line will continue to focus on training which includes a sous chef certification program with the American
Culinary Federation and a new wait staff training curriculum targeting the new menus, standards
training, and allergen and dietary programs.

Catering to the increasing demand of heart-healthy, gluten-free and lactose-free options for
guests, Royal Caribbean also has enlisted a registered and licensed dietitian and nutrition consultant
to evaluate existing menus, create new offerings for guests with dietary restrictions, and shape the
cruise line’s current gluten-free and lactose-free program into a more guest-friendly experience. All
low calorie, gluten-free and lactose-free options will be clearly identified with respective menu icons
as well as menu selections that can be modified to fit these requirements for guests. The updated
menu format also includes a new vegetarian symbol, which is the official symbol of the European
Vegetarian Union and considered the most widely used vegetarian symbol worldwide for easy
recognition. In addition to the new menu designations, Royal Caribbean is rolling out new daily
gluten-free bread offerings, available on request in all venues, including specialty restaurants.

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 innovative ships, calling on
more than 270 destinations in 72 countries across six continents. The line also offers unique cruise
tour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.
Royal Caribbean provides a world-class vacation experience with a wide range of signature
onboard amenities, entertainment, and award-winning family programming. The cruise line has a 40-
year history of giving guests the Royal Advantage – the most innovative cruise ships, exciting
itineraries to popular destinations, and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service.
Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for nine consecutive years in the Travel
Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. 

For additional information or to make reservations, call your travel
agent, visit or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN. 

Disclosure: Media press release provided by Royal Caribbean International- no monetary or product compensation was received for this posting.


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