Royal Caribbean’s new ship features Southern Dining, over 20 restaurants

Royal Caribbean has announced new dining details on its upcoming ship, Wonder of the Seas, which happens to be the world’s largest cruise ship.

Passengers setting sail this March can choose from over 20 dining options, including a brand new restaurant called The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar.

Wonder of the Seas (photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

The Mason Jar

Where southern comfort food meets Royal Caribbean hospitality, The Mason Jar invites guests to enjoy a meal and beverages in an inviting, casual setting. The new specialty restaurant sets the scene with a farmhouse style complete with rustic decor, live country music and a porch adorned with a swing for lounging. In the center: a bar with southern specialities.

The Mason Jar entrance (rendering courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

The menu at The Mason Jar features southern staples alongside new twists on classic dishes. It’s open for brunch, dinner, and late-night snacks, starting with freshly baked buttermilk biscuits and jalapeño cornbread.

Brunch includes things like hearty Johnnycakes with grilled pulled pork and a sweet-tooth cinnamon roll.

Dinner highlights include fried green tomatoes, fried southern chicken, crab fritters with lump crab dip, and shrimp and grits. For dessert, everything from traditional pies to spikes and shakes is on offer.

The venue will also serve over a dozen American whiskeys and an array of Southern libations like the classic mint julep and Mississippi Moonlight made with blackberry moonshine, blackberries and lemonade.

Whether seated at a table for family dinner or at the bar for a bite, nightcap and live music, The Mason Jar will be a hot spot day or night.

Other Wonder of the Seas restaurants and bars

In addition to The Mason Jar, Wonder of the Seas will offer guests a wide choice of restaurants and bars.

The view

Vue is a new cantilevered bar that offers panoramic sea views during the day and shines brightly after sunset with a colorful mosaic roof.

the vue wonder of the seas

The Vue (rendering courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Giovanni’s Italian cuisine & wine bar

Wonder of the Seas will be the first Oasis-class ship to feature Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar. The menu features freshly made staples like pizza, sausage platters, and veal meatballs, along with an extensive wine list, wine flights, and cocktails like Aperol Spritzes and Negronis.

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade

This popular sports bar brings patrons of all ages together to watch the big game on dozens of big-screen TVs, engage in friendly competition in the arcade and enjoy plenty of bar food and ice-cold beer on tap.

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El Loco Fresh and Cantina Fresca

El Loco Fresh, the go-to spot for things like tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, is now opening its own bar called Cantina Fresca, which serves a selection of “aguas frescas”, margaritas, and other Mexican staples.

el loco fresh on Symphony of the Seas

El Loco Fresh on Symphony of the Seas

The Lime & Coconut

This pool deck experience takes center stage in the Caribbean vibe and includes multiple poolside bars and live music.

Other Wonder of the Seas restaurants These include Wonderland, Izumi, Chops Grille, 150 Central Park, Johnny Rockets, Starbucks and Sugar Beach.

Wonder of the Seas Itineraries

Scheduled to set sail in March 2022, Wonder of the Seas will call at a number of destinations in her inaugural year: Fort Lauderdale (March-April), Barcelona and Rome (April-October), and Port Canaveral (year-round commencement). in November).

The new ship will sail itineraries in the Eastern and Western Caribbean, visiting locations such as St. Maarten, Cozumel, St. Thomas and Royal Caribbean’s private Bahamian island of Perfect Day at CocoCay.

In Europe, guests sail to the Western Mediterranean, visiting destinations such as Naples and Florence, Italy; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Provence, France.

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