Food and Dining

Get ready for all you can eat gourmet dining ?

Aboard the Independence of the Seas, you’ll find a variety of dining options, from four-course masterpieces served in elegant dining rooms to casual al fresco dining, from made-to-order meals in intimate specialty restaurants to juicy burgers from the 50s-style diner. Prefer to dine in? Order from the 24-hour room service menu any time of day. Set sail for delectable, with world class complimentary cruise dining plus classic and unique specialty onboard cruise restaurants— all with satisfying selections for the foodie and the finicky. Where else can you enjoy five-course formal dinners while on Spring Break??

Do you have a special dietary need (vegetarian, kosher, etc…)? No need to worry! Royal Caribbean offers a variety of different dining options and any taste or dietary restriction can be catered to. Please see: Guests with Special Needs (allergy, dietary).

 

COMPLIMENTARY DINING OPTIONS

MAIN DINING ROOM (DECKS 3, 4, 5)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, or five-course dinner served by attentive wait staff in this stunning three-level formal dining room, accompanied by live dinner music playing softly in the background. The menu and options change from day to day featuring a mix of French, Italian and Contemporary dishes.
  • Seating Times: Breakfast: 8-9:30 AM, Dinner: Early – 6:00 PM, Late – 8:30 PM.
  • Dress: Smart casual for dinner. Swimwear and shorts are not permitted.
  • Costs: $0. All meals (including non-carbonated drinks such as coffee, tea, water, ice tea or lemonade) included in the cost of your cruise. Specialty drinks such as alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are at current menu pricing (unlimited drink package can be used at all dining venues).
  • Reservations / table assignment for dinner will be shown on your SeaPass card.

SAMPLE MENU – MAIN DINING ROOM

WINDJAMMER CAFÉ (DECK 11)

Enjoy great food and spectacular views in this casual buffet restaurant featuring salads, soups, sandwiches and burgers, meat-carving and hot entrees, as well as cookies, cakes, and pastries for dessert – all part of a menu that changes daily. The Windjammer is where you can grab a quick meal if you are in a hurry.
  • Seating Times: Full Buffet Breakfast: 7:00-11:00 AM, Lunch: From noon-3:00 PM, Afternoon Tea and Snacks: 3-4:30 PM, Dinner: 6:00-9:00 PM, Late Night Snacks: 10:30 PM -12:30 AM. Hours may vary.
  • Dress: Always Casual.
  • Costs: $0. All meals (including non-carbonated drinks such as coffee, tea, water, ice tea or lemonade) included in the cost of your cruise.
  • No reservations required.

Sorrento’s Pizza (DECK 5)

There’s nothing more satisfying than a great slice of pizza — and Royal Caribbean has spent years perfecting the recipe at Sorrento’s. Whether you’re into classics, like cheese and Margherita, or specialty pies, like the meat-loaded Carnivore or the pineapple, bacon and BBQ-infused Caribbean Dream, Sorrento’s serves up perfection in every slice. Also featuring antipasto, salads, sides and desserts—Sorrento’s is sure to be your new favorite pizza parlor.
  • Seating Times: Open for lunch, dinner, after-hours.
  • Dress: Always Casual.
  • Costs: $0. All meals (including non-carbonated drinks such as coffee, tea, water, ice tea or lemonade) included in the cost of your cruise.
  • No reservations required.

CAFÉ PROMENADE (DECK 5)

Located in the multi-level Royal Promenade at the heart of the ship – and the best spot for people-watching – Café Promenade serves coffee, snacks, pastries, and  sandwiches around the clock. Open late, it’s perfect for satisfying your late-night cravings.
  • Seating Times: Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night.
  • Dress: Always Casual.
  • Costs: $0. All meals (including non-carbonated drinks such as coffee, tea, water, ice tea or lemonade) included in the cost of your cruise. Specialty drinks such as alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are at current menu pricing (unlimited drink package can be used at all dining venues).
  • No reservations required.

ROOM SERVICE

Had a little too much fun last night? Stay in and have breakfast (or lunch/dinner) delivered right to your room. Enjoy breakfast in bed, a burger on your balcony, or private dinner in the comfort of your stateroom. It’s like Uber Eats, but at sea and everything is complimentary. 
  • Seating Times: 24 hours a day.
  • Dress: Anything goes.
  • Costs: Room service meals are included in the cruise fare. A service charge of just $7.95 per room delivery (fees are waived for guests in Grand Suites and above) will be added to your onboard account.
  • No reservations required, just a phone call away.

SAMPLE MENU – ROOM SERVICE

SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS

Whether you’re headed to Ben & Jerry’s for a sweet treat or Izumi for sushi feast, the Independence of the Seas’ specialty restaurants offer something for everyone in your group. Although completely optional, these specialty dining options are an incredible addition to your once in a lifetime vacation. A surcharge applies to these restaurants and we suggest reservations as these restaurants usually fill up quickly.

CHOPS GRILLE (DECK 11)

Celebrate a special occasion or just another perfect day of vacation at this signature steakhouse serving fine steaks, seafood, sides and dessert in an upscale setting. The menu rivals any land based fine dining steak house and will leave you wanting more.
  • Seating Times: Dinner: 5:30-9:30 PM.
  • Dress: Smart casual
  • Costs: $42.99 per person fee, including gratuities. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are at current menu pricing. (Please note: Pricing subject to change without notice)
  • Reservations are required; we suggest booking them before the cruise through the Cruise Planner or on the first day of the cruise due to limited seating.

SAMPLE MENU – CHOP’S GRILLE

GIOVANNI’S TABLE (DECK 11)

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
  • Seating Times: Dinner: 5:30-9:30 PM.
  • Dress: Smart Casual
  • Costs: $39.99 per person fee, including gratuities. Specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, beer, wine and soft drinks are at current menu pricing (Please note: Pricing subject to change without notice).
  • Reservations recommended.

SAMPLE MENU – GIOVANNI’S TABLE

IZUMI HIBACHI & SUSHI (DECK 4)

From fresh sushi to delicious teppanyaki prepared tableside, Izumi Hibachi & Sushi offers a dialed-up Asian-inspired dining experience. Savor a wide variety of hot and cold appetizers, entrees, and desserts — and watch each course come together as an expert chef works right at your table.
  • Seating Times: Lunch and Dinner
  • Dress: Smart Casual
  • Costs: A la carte (see menu)
  • Reservations recommended.

SAMPLE MENU – IZUMI HIBACHI & SUSHI

PLAYMAKERS SPORTS BAR & ARCADE (DECK 5)

At Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, it’s all about winning — whether you’re watching your home team on screen, making your own legendary plays at the arcade, or refueling on your game-day favorites.
  • Seating Times: Lunch and Dinner
  • Dress: Casual
  • Costs: A la carte pricing
  • No reservations required

SAMPLE MENU – PLAYMAKERS SPORTS BAR

FISH & SHIPS (DECK 11)

Savour delicious fare at Fish & Ships℠, a seaside seafood spot that’s just steps from the pool. No need to travel to England for a basket of freshly battered cod and hand cut fries. You can get the British classic comfort food right here, plus crispy calamari, savoury battered sausage and even a frosty pint of brew.
  • Seating Times: Lunch and Dinner
  • Dress: Casual
  • Costs: A la carte pricing
  • No reservations required

SAMPLE MENU – FISH & SHIPS

JOHNNY ROCKETS (DECK 12)

Featuring authentic 1950s decor and a jukebox at every table, Johnny Rockets is the perfect place to get with friends and enjoy all-American favorites like burgers, fries, and shakes.
  • Seating Times: Lunch and Dinner
  • Dress: Casual
  • Costs: A la carte pricing
  • No reservations required

SAMPLE MENU – JOHNNY ROCKETS

 

BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM (DECK 5)

Treat yourself to a cone of Vermont’s Finest Ice Cream, or indulge in a smoothie, sundae, or shake for a special treat.
  • Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operations.
  • Dress: Casual
  • Costs: A la carte pricing
  • No reservations required.