New Dining Options for the Carnival Dream

The Carnival Dream debuts on September 21, 2009 and will be Carnival’s most innovative ship yet. 

The Gathering sounds interesting and fun.  It features different ethnic cuisine including a Mongolian Wok, a burrio bar, a large salad bar, pasta bar and Indian dishes from the tandoori oven.  This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has no additional charge. 

For all of you who love sushi, Wasabi will serve complimentary sushi on the promenade deck.

Chef’s Art Steakhouse has a surcharge of $30 per person and recommends reservations.  The specialty here is dry-aged beef, sounds great to me!

The Carnival Dream has some other new features that have been recently announced including onboard social networking.  Also just introduced is a behind the scene ship tour.  Called “Behind the Fun”  a three-and-a-half-hour tour is a behind-the-scenes look at the line’s shipboard operations. Participants pay $95 to get access to ship areas that are normally off limits to passengers, such as the laundry room, galley, crew’s dining room, crew’s gym and training center according to an article from Travel Weekly.  Princess has also implemented this program last year called The Ultimate Ship Tour.  Wonder what really happens below deck 🙂

Oasis of the Seas!

Oasis of the Seas, the first of the two 220,000-ton, 5,400-passenger behemoths in the new Oasis-class of vessels, is set to debut on December 5, 2009.  The sister ship, Allure of the Seas, will debut summer 2010.  We have never seen so much excitement about the introduction of these new ships!

Royal Caribbean has been hosting huge press events and releasing a lot of information about what passengers will find onboard. We are AMAZED at the features that these new ships will have including onboard zip-lining and a water-based outdoor theater.

The layout itself is unique. The ship will be divided into seven neighborhoods, each with its own distinct theme. The Youth Zone, the Boardwalk (reminding us of Coney Island), the Royal Promenade (shopping),  Entertainment Place (nighttime activities), Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Pool and Sports Zone, and Central Park (indoor/outdoor space with real grass and trees).

There are more than 20 dining options, 12 of which have additional fees to take advantage of them.

I would be happy to help you book a cruise on Oasis of the Seas!  Call me soon though because the rooms are filling up for weeks at a time because this ship is so popular!