This Regal Princess Cruises Dining photo essay will feature culinary delights available on a 2-week Caribbean Cruise.
International Café in the Piazza onboard the Regal Princess Cruises
On deck 5 of the Regal Princess is the International Café. Open 24 hours a day, this is the spot to get a cappuccino, silk road chai tea latté, or a frosty honey lavender coffee. There is also a selection of sandwiches, pastries, and fruits.
PRO TRAVEL TIP: In the morning, visit the International Café for the best almond croissants. They aren’t available anywhere else on the ship. If there aren’t any on display, ask the server.
They also have delicious fruit smoothies in the morning. The selection here is different from what is available in the buffet.
Regal Princess Cruises Horizon Court Buffet
Most cruise lines offer options in the buffet to suit various dietary restrictions, tastes, and comforts.
On the Regal Princess in the Horizon Court Buffet, I was delighted to see separate areas in the buffet for kids (chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs) and vegetarians (couscous, veggie lasagnas). No need to go searching through the rest of the buffet.
I also noticed East Indian curries, biryanis, lentils, Italian pasta, Asian stir-fries, noodles, and rice congee for breakfast—something very inclusive for everyone.
Sugar-free and vegetarian selections were well labelled; however, no labelling for dairy-free or gluten-free. You’ll need to ask for assistance, but they will accommodate you whenever possible.
Breakfast in the Concerto Dining Room of Regal Princess Cruises
I always recommend having breakfast in the dining room whenever possible. You get to beat the crowds and the long queues of the buffet line and have a relaxing, unhurried meal. Just be aware that breakfast will take time – allow 1 to 1.5 hours. We typically do this on a sea day when we have all the time in the world.
Regal Princess dining room breakfast offers your usual fare – pastries, fruit, eggs, sausage, omelettes, pancakes etc. but also provides two different specialty selections each day.
– Two poached eggs and Canadian bacon on toasted English muffins topped with Hollandaise Sauce
Frittata Con Funghi
– An open-faced omelette with sliced mushrooms and provolone cheese served with grilled Italian sausage, polenta, and herbed focaccia bread.
Dinner in the Concerto Dining Room on Regal Princess Cruises
Note: We were on two cruises back-to-back (stay tuned for that article to come soon), and the dining room menu was the same for both weeks.
One annoyance, for us anyway, was having to reserve our table/time for dinner for each day of our cruises. Called “Dine Your Way” in the Princess Medallion Mobile App, I can see how some people would love the flexibility of eating dinner at a different time each day.
Not us. Perhaps it’s that we’ve been cruising for many years. We have become accustomed to traditional seating – same table, same time, same waiter each night. No queueing up, no thinking, show up.
Fortunately, we asked the Restaurant Manager, Nelson, if we could switch, and he made it happen. He assigned us a lovely window seat table for two, and we ate there at 7:30 pm every night, expertly waited upon by waiters Mars and Moshan.
Here are some of the dishes we dined upon:
Asian Chopped Salad
– Red and cabbage, edamame, peanuts, ginger, cilantro, and honey-sesame vinaigrette dressing
Seared Garlic Prawns
– Basil tomato fondue, olives, garlic, grilled baguette
Twice-Baked Garlic Cream Goat-Cheese Soufflé
– Served with Arugula and pear salad, hazelnut vinaigrette
Crispy Salmon Cake
– with poached egg and hollandaise sauce
– Curried vegetable rice served with a yogurt dip.
Land & Sea
– Beef tenderloin with jus, lobster tail with bearnaise sauce, double-baked potatoes, and sauteed spinach.
– served with ginger-lime butter sauce and Caribbean confetti rice.
Veal Scallopine, Marsala Wine Sauce
– served with garlic mashed potato, green beans, and tomatoes.
Rack of Lamb
– served with gratin dauphinoise potato, haricot verts (green beans), and rosemary jus.
Sugar-free Coconut Cake
– with raspberry sauce
Milky Chocolate-Hazelnut Soufflé
– served with an amaretto sabayon
French Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée
– sugar cane crust, lemon madeleines
There you have it. I hope this entices you to try a Princess Cruises vacation! Let us know if you decide to sail on a Regal Princess Cruises – Enjoy!
For more cruise dining articles, please check out:
- Cruise Ship Dining on Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam
- MSC Meraviglia cruise ship dining photo essay
- 5 Days 5 Dinners – A Caribbean Princess Dining Review
- Cruise Ship Specialty Dining – Caribbean Princess Crown Grill