Cascades Dining Room
Dining in style. Rather than constructing two separate banquet halls, Royal Caribbean decided to create a single, two-tiered formal dining room. This lends a community atmosphere to mealtimes; you have a sense of fellowship with the surrounding tables. An open area in the centre of the first level is connected to the second level balcony via an elegant staircase. Floor to ceiling glass windows enhance the feeling of openness, and allow you to watch the ocean drift by while you dine.
As for the meals themselves, if you'd rather eat quickly than linger over dinner then Cascades is probably not the place for you. From the shrimp cocktail to the Baked Alaska, dining is an event on most cruise lines, and the Radiance is no exception. Keep in mind, however, that the Radiance's galley is serving 1200 guests who arrived within minutes of one another. Though the cuisine is delightful, gourmands on Royal Caribbean may not find their palates overwhelmed with top-of-the-line taste sensations. But if your appetite lies somewhere in between a fast-food junkie and an epicurean master, then the delicious, creative meals served in the Cascade Dining room will not disappoint.
The Radiance of the Seas can accommodate dietary requirements, including, gluten free, food allergies, kosher, low-fat, lactose-free, soy milk, Ensure, and low-sodium meals. Vegetarian meals (including Indian-style vegetarian) are available in both the main dining room and the Windjammer Cafe (lido buffet) at every meal. But it's best to make special arrangements earlier than later. We do request that you notify your travel agent at least 45 days prior to sailing of your special dietary requests -- in particular for kosher meals and lactose-free meals.
Snack attack! The breakfast and lunch buffets at Windjammer are perfect for cruisers on the go. The wait staff serves a casual diner every evening. The cafe also offers teatime refreshments; perfect for quenching those post-shore excursion munchies. After dancing the night away in the Viking Crown Lounge, pop down to Windjammer for the midnight buffet. Enjoy the view from the cafe, or take your plates out to the tables on the Sun Deck (9), either way you're sure to appreciate the passing scenery.
Tips for The Windjammer Cafe:
- Continental breakfast is from 6:30am to 7:30am, the full breakfast buffet is from 7:30am to 10:30am, and lunch is from noon to 2:00pm.
- Come in for Tea and afternoon snacks from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, and for dinner from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
- Casual attire is fine, but bare feet and tank tops not are permitted.
- Keep in mind that this is a popular casual dining alternative, and your main dining room will be a less crowded option for breakfast and lunch. Good advice is to find your table before you get your food.
The traditional Asian dishes at Izumi will impress you with pure, delicate flavours, freshness of ingredients and impeccable presentation. Choose from sushi rolls, sashimi, hot rock (ishi-yaki) plates and more.
Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse
Samba Grill, located aft on Deck 12 of the Radiance of the Seas, is a Brazilian Churrascaria. After helping yourself to the appetizers, soups, and salads at the salad bar, your waiter brings you your selection of up to 13 different kinds of meats which are slow cooked rotisserie style and carved for you table side! The variety of foods from appetizers to the meat selections are enough to please even the most finicky of eaters! The Samba Grill is quite popular, so we strongly suggest that you make your reservations as soon as you can!
The most upscale dining experience on the Radiance of the Seas is without question the Chef's Table! In an intimate setting designed for 14 guests, you are surrounded by the subtle yet elegant mahogany panels as you watch your entrees being prepared by your chef! This dinner features 5 to 6 courses, each of which is matched with the perfect wine! At the end of this epicurean experience, you receive a cookbook signed by the chef. Chef's Table is located aft on Deck 6.
As one of the most elite dining experiences on-board the Radiance of the Seas, the Chef's Table reservations book up very quickly. It's extremely important to book your reservations for the Chef's Table as soon as you can.
Located on Deck 6, classic five star dining at Chops Grille on Radiance of the Seas awaits you. Perfect for special occasions, your wine list at Chops Grille is the best to be found on your cruise! Tuna Tartarre and crab cakes are among appetizers, and your main entree choices include Filet Mignon, a variety of cuts of steak, lamb chops, prime rib, and fish. Desserts on your menu include the Mississippi Mud Pie and Apple Pudding.
The Chops Grille is one of the most popular restaurants on-board Radiance of the Seas, and, reservations are required. It is advised that you book early as the Chops Grille will sell out. You can make reservation as soon as you board the ship, however, the best way is to make them when you do online check-in well before you get on board the ship.
Park Cafe & Cafe Latte-tudes
A casual-eats deli cafe offering made-to-order salads, paninis and freshly prepared sandwiches. Don't miss the signature 'Kummelweck' roast beef sandwich – a guest favorite. Open to guests daily through to the early hours for that late night snack!
On Deck 12, Rita's Cantina on the Radiance of the Seas serves taco salads, guacomole, nachos, fish tacos, and shrimp ceviche among other appetizers. Chile con carne, grilled salmon, red snapper, and Jalepeno Cheese Chimichangas are among features for large appetities.There is a small cover charge per person, but otherwise all meals including coffee, hot and iced tea, water, and lemonade are included in the cost of your cruise. Specialty drinks including soft drinks, wine, and beer are at current menu prices. This restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, but hours may vary by cruise itinerary. Rita's Cantina is located behind the Windjammer Cafe, starboard side.
Located within the Windjammer is the Boardwalk Dog House, where you can satisfy your cravings for hot dogs with a variety of toppings including chili, cheese, onions, and condiments! Food is at no charge, but specialty drinks including beer, wine, and sodas are at current menu prices.
Also on Deck 6, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Giovanni's Table on Radiance of the Seas provides you a nice selection of Italian treats in the tradition of Italian trattorias, the classic family restaurant. Caprese, fried calamari, and carpaccio, are among your Il primo selections. Look forward to seafood and veal as well as pasta for main entree choices, and great scenic views. Lobster and the white chocolate brulee at the Giovanni's Table are highly recommended by guests.
Giovanni's Table is one of the most popular restaurants onboard Radiance of the Seas, and, reservations are required. It is advised that you book early as the Giovanni's Table will sell out. You can make reservationa as soon as you board the ship, however, the best way is to make them when you do online check-in well before you get on board the ship.