Independence of the Seas Main Dining Rooms
The Main Dining Rooms - King Lear, Macbeth and The Romeo & Juliet:
Your triple level main dining room on Independence of the Seas encompasses The King Lear on Deck 5, The Macbeth on Deck 4, and The Romeo & Juliet on Deck 3. Blue and ivory columns and tiers of balconies adorn the grand dining halls where musicians perform the classics. Your menu varies daily, and always includes Chef signature entrees. Starters may include Escargot Bourguignonne, and Lobster Bisque as well as assorted soups and salads. Salmon, chicken breast, pasta, steaks, and vegetarian dishes typify main entree selections. Continental fare and desserts are also lunch and dinner choices. The main dining room menu features Vitality entrees for the diet conscious.
You may choose between My Time Dining, early dinner (6:15 PM), or late dinner (8:30 PM) seating when you make your cruise reservation. With My Time Dining, you are welcome to show-up at any time to be seated for dinner. However, it is advised that you inform the Maître D' of your preferred dining time earlier in the day, or, set a consistent time with the Maître D' on the first day of your cruise. If you show-up and you have not set a dining time previously, you may have a short wait until a table becomes available.
Tips for the main dining rooms on Independence of the Seas:
Dining Hours for Independence of the Seas main dining room: Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 9:30am. Lunch is from noon to 2:00pm. Early dinner time is 6:15pm, and the late dinner is 8:30pm. Reservations for dinner are required, and it's best to make your dining choices during your booking process. No reservations are required for breakfast or lunch.
Dress Code for Independence of the Seas main dining room: For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, bare feet and tank tops are not permitted. For gentlemen, nice shirts and shorts are acceptable but smart casual such as slacks and polo style shirts are more appropriate at dinner time. You'll be most comfortable in elegant attire for formal evenings. More on what to wear on the Independence of the Seas.
Meals are no cost, but special beverages, wines, beer, and soft drinks may be purchased via current bar menu.
When ordering steaks and other meats, specify your grilling preference.
While the main dining room of the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas offers meals with some good reviews, dining at its finest is at Chops Grille, or, the Portofino Italian Restaurant. We highly suggest you plan at least one evening to include this experience.
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Guest Reviews of Independence of the Seas Main Dining Rooms
Guest reviews of the Independence of the Seas main dining room for transatlantic cruises were generally positive, but Western and Eastern Caribbean guests were not as pleased with food quality, food variety, and staff service. However, bear in mind that things change over time - the service and food quality may have improved.
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My Time Dining and Special Dietary Needs on Independence of the Seas
Throughout your Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas cruise, you'll be able to savor cuisine as you wish on your time! You may choose between My Time Dining, early dinner (6:15 PM), or late dinner (8:30 PM) during the cruise booking process. My Time Dining on Royal Caribbean may also be opted once aboard. To participate in My Time Dining, you must pre-pay your gratuities (tips). My Time Dining does mean you have the ability to show up at the dining room anytime between 6:00 and 9:30 PM, however, past cruisers suggest that the best way to enjoy My Time Dining is to let the maitre d' know what time you plan on arriving. This way your table will be most likely ready when you arrive. If you show up without making prior arrangements with the maitre d', there may be a short wait to be seated. For more information, check out our article on Royal Caribbean's My Time Dining.
Royal Caribbean is sensitive to special dietary concerns. The Independence 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. Royal Caribbean does request that you notify them at email@example.com 45 days prior to sailing of your special dietary requests -- in particular for kosher meals and lactose-free meals.