Royal Caribbean Expands Specialty Dining Package, Wine Tastings
By Theresa Norton Masek
September 17, 2012 4:14 PM
Royal Caribbean International will expand its specialty dining package to Serenade of the Seas when it gets several new restaurants in a dry-dock renovation in December. Also, the line is expanding its Lafite Wine Tasting Experience to 11 ships.
In the renovation, Serenade of the Seas will get Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant, Izumi Asian cuisine and the Chef’s Table dining experience. That means the specialty dining packages will be available on that ship. The Royal Choice Dining Package includes dinner at Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table and Izumi for $55 per guest, while the Chef’s Table Dining Package includes all the specialty restaurants and the Chef’s Table for $130 per guest.
Serenade of the Seas also will offer additional dining deals at Giovanni’s Table. Groups of four or more can take advantage of the Celebration Dining Deal, which is valid for the first two nights of each sailing and allows groups of four or more to enjoy a meal plus a $30 beverage credit for $20 per person. Groups of eight or more can opt for the Set Sail Dining Deal which includes dinner on the first night of their cruise for $14 per guest.
Royal Caribbean is expanding its partnership with wine producer Domaines Barons de Rothschild to offer the Lafite Wine Tasting Experience on more ships. Available for $23 to $25 per person, depending upon ship and itinerary, the tasting, which was first introduced on Allure of the Seas, showcases the vintages from France’s Bordeaux region. A Royal Caribbean cellar master leads the tasting, sharing details about the wines and the winemakers and the history and suggestions for food pairings. A souvenir packet includes winemakers’ notes, recipes and more.
The Lafite Wine Tasting Experience is now available for pre-booking on Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas. The dining packages and the wine tasting can be booked online.