NEW: Royal Caribbean’s Unlimited Dining Package

Royal Caribbean just released a new dining plan. Get all the details in our Everything You Need to Know about Royal Caribbean's Unlimited Dining Package.

Royal Caribbean's Unlimited Dining Package

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Royal Caribbean has just rolled out its most inclusive dining package to date. Beginning April 12, 2019, cruisers are now able to purchase this new dining plan option pre-cruise in the online Cruise Planner. Get all the details of this new package in our Everything You Need to Know about Royal Caribbean’s Unlimited Dining Package.

Everything You Need to Know about Royal Caribbean’s Unlimited Dining Package

Overview of the Unlimited Dining Package

Royal Caribbean’s new Unlimited Dining Package allows cruisers to enjoy multiple entrees at specialty venues. Cruisers can also dine at multiple specialty restaurants every day of the cruise with this plan.

Yes, in theory, you can dine at more than one restaurant on any given evening of your cruise pending availability. With this plan, you can even enjoy lunch at specialty restaurants on embarkation day and sea days.

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As an additional perk, you will receive a discount of 40% off bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles above $100 while dining in specialty restaurants.

It has been reported that cruisers that had already purchased the former Ultimate Dining Package for an upcoming cruise are being converted to this new plan at no additional cost.

Similar to the former Ultimate Dining Package, you can book the plan pre-cruise using the online Cruise Planner. A courtesy reservation will be made for the first night of the sailing, but you will need to make the remaining reservations once onboard the ship. Reservations are subject to availability, and popular specialty restaurants do book up quickly.

Royal Caribbean's Unlimited Dining Package

With that said, we suggest you make your remaining reservations immediately upon boarding. Remember, other cruisers who are not using the dining plan still have the ability to make reservations pre-cruise.

This is the one big disadvantage that we see with Royal Caribbean’s dining plan. Competitor lines do allow you to make reservations before you board even with a dining package.

Royal Caribbean Unlimited Dining Package Details

Similar to a beverage package, the Unlimited Dining Package on Royal Caribbean must be purchased for the entire length of the cruise. Current pricing is $29/day for Quantum and Oasis-class ships and $24/day for all other ships for a typical 7-night itinerary. For shorter 3-5 day cruises, pricing is $29/day for Quantum-class, Oasis-class, and amplified ships and $27/day for other ships, plus gratuity. 

Most specialty restaurants appear to be included in the Unlimited Dining Package though an official list has not yet been provided by the cruise line.

We do know that Chef’s Table and other culinary experiences are excluded, as is Ben & Jerry’s. Specialty drinks, including smoothies, are also not included unless you also have a beverage package. Also, premium items like the seafood tower or upgraded steaks at Chops Grille will have an up-charge.

For restaurants that have a la carte pricing, like Izumi, the package qualifies you for a $35 food credit. 

Children ages 6-12 can be added to the reservation once onboard the ship for a reduced $10 cover charge.


Stay tuned as we will update this post as more details emerge.



Do you think Royal Caribbean’s Unlimited Dining Package is a good value? Do you purchase dining plans to enjoy specialty restaurants on a cruise? Drop us an anchor below to share your thoughts on this new package and dining plans in general.

Royal Caribbean's Unlimited Dining Package

Royal Caribbean's Unlimited Dining Package

Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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  1. Generally do NOT purchase dining packages. I am a frequent RCCL cruiser (about 4 times a year) and am planning on trying this on my next cruise and possibly on 2 more which are already booked. So far, seems not to be offered on my upcoming ships/dates, perhaps because they are longer itineraries ?

      Apprently appetizers are not unlimited anymore. According to our server at Chops Grill.

    I don’t want to purchase anything when the included meals are just fine. Another way for R C to make more money! ?

    I don’t want to purchase anything when the included meals are just fine. Another way for R C to make more money! ?

    Is the coastal kitchen included in unlimited dining pkg

      Coastal Kitchen is a complimentary restaurant reserved for suite guests.

    Is tapas from Vintages included?

    Is tapas from Vintages included?

    I have a upcoming cruise in June 2020 on Symphony of the Seas and want to purchase the unlimited dining package, but it’s not showing up in my cruise planner. Only shows 3 day package

      I was able to book the dining package for my February sailing in November. So it should show up around 90 days before your sail date.

    Be cautious of prices: there’s not a ton of info out there about the Unlimited dining package, so this article has been helpful. The price above is what they’re calling their 55% off Black Friday/Cyber Monday price: I can’t imagine how much they’re trying to charge for this when it’s not on sale. Feels like a scam to me that they’re calling it a promotional price…

    I purchased the Unlimited Dining Plan for the November 19th, 2020 sailing on Independence OTS a 7 day cruise. The prearranged dining on the first night of the cruise shows on the calendar as the third day of the cruise instead of the first. One description of the plan indicates it is for every day of the cruise but another description indicates it’s for 5 days. My interpretation of the conflicting information from Royal Caribbean is the Unlimited Dining Plan I purchased is for 5 nights and not everyday of the cruise. In addition, the prearranged dining will be the third day of the cruise not the first day of the cruise. I have emailed Royal Caribbean for an explanation but after 2 weeks I have yet to receive an explanation. Do you know of an explanation for the conflict of information? I still like and will continue to sail with Royal Caribbean.

      Were you able to find out the difference? I have exactly the same conundrum…