Choice is the watchword in dining when you book a cruise on the Diamond Princess. The traditional assigned tables exists in the International Dining Room for those who like this aspect of a cruise, but there are four other restaurants on the ship where you can still dine in elegant settings and choose your own table and shipmates. There is no surcharge involved in choosing three of these venues for any meal of the day, but you do need to make reservations and pay extra at Sabatini’s.

The cuisine offered on the menus of the International Dining Room is as the name of the venue suggests “international.” The menus change daily and there are choices for children as well as those who want to dine on low-calorie dishes. For all meals there are tremendous choices in starters, the main meal and desserts that will surely tempt your taste buds. Open seating prevails for breakfast and lunch.



Dining at the other venues on the ship provides you with the same menu as that of the International Dining Room so you won’t feel as if you are missing out on any specialties of the day. They also offer extra options in the themed menus, such as the Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine of Santa Fe, Italian cuisine in Vivaldi and the Asian cuisine of the Pacific Moon. These venues are also smaller providing you with a more intimate setting for your meal.

Sabatini’s is the alternative restaurant on the Diamond Princess offering fresh seafood and mouth-watering pasta in its line up of choices. The cover charge is $20 per person in this venue where just a look at the menu will show you that you really can have a taste of Italy on your cruise.

The Savoy Restaurant, where the focus is on prime rib and steak, also charges a small fee for dining. All selections are cooked to your taste and the intimate atmosphere of the room makes it the perfect choice for a candlelight dinner for two.

If you like buffet-style dining, then the Diamond Princess has that too in the Horizon Court, which is open round the clock. The food stations around the room offer a wide variety of dishes and the food items change every day. Choose to dine inside or on the balcony on a meal that you select from ready-made dishes or order the dishes to be cooked just for you.

Along with room service 24 hours a day, there is an ice cream station located conveniently close to the pool and Prego offers pizza and calzone. If fast food is what you crave as you lounge on the pool deck the Trident Grill is right next door.

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