Lido Buffet onboard the Explorer of the Seas
The Windjammer Cafe:
On Deck 11, The Windjammer Cafe Lido Buffet on the Explorer of the Seas is open most of the day and late at night for snacks. Breakfast fare ranges from continental to full buffet. The made to order breakfasts receive positive reviews. Later in the day, your choices include soups, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, hot entrees, meats from the carving station and desserts. 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. Dinner is served from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This restaurant receives fair reviews for food quality.
Open most of the day and late at night on Deck 5, the Cafe Promenade on the Explorer of the Seas has sandwich fare and pizza for those times when a quick meal works best. Pizza at this cafe receives good guest reviews. Check when aboard for hours open. There are no additional charges except for specialty drinks, soft drinks, wine, and beer.
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.
Late night snack hours are from 1:00am to 4:00 am.
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.
Seating in the Windjammer is considered challenging during peak dining hours. A good plan is to find your table first, then get your food.