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Old April 4th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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We've never paid for a specialty restaurant and will not do so for the foreseeable future.

My first cruise was in 1991 on Carnival Ecstacy and perhaps the memory fades after all this time, but I do believe the food back then was better quality than it is now. That being said, my 21 yo palette was not as refined then as it is now. At 21 I had probably never eaten in a fine restaurant so perhaps I was more apt to be impressed?

My recent experience is with HAL, RCCL, Carnival and Disney. i would probably rate the food in the order of HAL, Carnival, Royal, Disney. I noticed the biggest drop in quality with respect to desserts. On Disney, I rarely ate more than a bite or two of any dessert. I really look forward to booking our next sailing with Celebrity as I have heard good things about food/service.

For now, we cruise with our young children, and as long as they are not welcome in a speciality restaurant, specialty dining is not an option for us.

Royal Oasis of the Seas - 2013 {pending}
Disney Fantasy - 2013
Disney Dream - 2012
Royal Freedom of the Seas - 2011
HAL Eurodam - 2011
Royal Grandeur of the Seas - 2010
Carnival Dream - 2010
Grand Princess - 2002
Royal Voyageur of the Seas - 2000
Royal Sovereign of the Seas - 1999
Carnival Ecstacy - 1991
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