Vacationing with picky eaters may not be easy, but many family vacationers find that cruises provide an array of culinary opportunities making the dining experience onboard surprisingly satisfying for all.
With menu options such as Gluten free or diabetic menu selections, there is no wonder why cruising is a great family vacation.
If you have a fussy eater on your next cruise, keep the following suggestions in mind:
Buffets Mean Options
Picky eaters are often overjoyed at the expansive buffet, which offers a wide variety of options that allow them to pick and choose. With options ranging from traditional sandwiches, burgers, fries and pizzas to nightly themed buffets such as Mexican or Chinese there are options galore.
This gives fussy kids a greater variety of entrees and side dishes to reject, but also a fighting chance at finding their dream meals. Better yet, it’s easier to control portion sizes at buffets, leaving kids with the opportunity to place small dabs of untested foods on their plates. And if their meal selection wasn’t at their liking they can always go grab something new.
Parents might even find a few new foods to satisfy their picky eater without every spending a moment in the kitchen!
Ask a Server
Cruise-based restaurant employees are surprisingly willing to accommodate picky eaters. If your child prefers chicken prepared a certain way or wants a particular type of sauce on the side, don’t hesitate to let the server know.
The Dreamworks dining experience onboard Royal Caribbean is a chance to say hello to some favorite characters from popular movies like Madagascar, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
If you are looking for a quick bite head over to the hotdog stand or Serrento’s Pizza. With these complimentary options, and more, kids will most likely forget they had picky taste buds.
Bring Your Own Snacks
Airplane snacks may be limited, but on a cruise, you’re allowed to pack a greater variety of tasty treats. If your child has a specific snack time requirement, it’s surprisingly easy to abide by it when you’re on a cruise from trail mix, pretzels, fruit snacks to crackers.
Choose One Meal For Just The Parents
You love your kids, but sometimes, eating with them can be challenging. A cruise vacation should be about relaxation and with the many options onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise you will do just that.
Take advantage of onboard babysitting services or complimentary Adventure Ocean® program and plan an adults-only dinner. Make reservations at a trendy restaurant like Wonderland and experience entrees you know your kids would never dare visit. After sitting back and relishing a thoroughly adult meal (and perhaps, a few alcoholic beverages), you’ll be ready to return to the usual kid-friendly fare. The best family vacations are one’s that send everyone home happy, relaxed and filled with new memories (and maybe some new foods!).
Although there is no such thing as an easy meal out with a picky eater, Royal Caribbean’s dining options sure make it easy to vacation at ease. With a little advance planning and some help from the restaurant staff, kids and adults can enjoy peaceful and delicious cruise-based meals.
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