With all the new venues offering alternative dining options, things have sure changed over the years, haven't they? Do these tempt you at all, or do you feel that your cruise fare alone, gave you enough options to dine, without adding to the cost of your cruise?
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We've always found the food in the main dining room to be very good. So, don't expect to see us spending for extra meals. We haven't been on RC in about two years, since they sort of abandoned San Pedro; but, were're trying the Mariner next month.
We tried the steak house on Caribbean Princess. It was very good, but it was a lot to eat (even by cruise standards :o)! We're happy with the MDR, the buffet, the grill, the pizza, the deli and room service .
I just keep remembering when we didn't have to pay extra to get a good steak...
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Since DW is a vegetarian we stick with the MDR, but she really prefers the Windjammer on RCCL.
Finding a good steak is relative. I had 5-6 good steaks without paying extra on the Voyager TA. Several of the Black Angus from the alternative menu, one premium Black Angus on main menu, one KC Strip steak on a formal night, and a filet on the Surf & Turf night.
Once early on the Conquest the steak was only so-so, but the very next cruise the steak was exceptional on the first night so I had it EVERY night. (Probably found a good Texas beef supplier-;-))
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