Azamara Cruises Dining
At a Glance Guide:
- Open seating in the main dining room, offering the ultimate flexibility.
- Informal, but smart casual dress code — such as golf shirts, trousers, casual dress, skirts and jackets.
- Speciality restaurants — included in the cruise fare for suite guests, $25 cover charge for other guests.
- Complimentary round the clock room service.
Azamara Cruises dining offers the fantastic cuisine that you could expect from a 5* cruise line, with the added bonus of being in an informal, club atmosphere, more akin to a country manor than a cruise liner. The cuisine on offer gives the perfect balance of the typical cruise line dining room, the always popular buffet and of course, the specialty dining with the obligatory steakhouse — Prime C.
Where Azamara Cruises stands out in the fact you can eat in the main restaurant in your favourite chinos, as opposed to digging our your dinner suit, and if you are staying in a suite, the specialty restaurants are included in the cruises — for everyone else there is a small cover charge.
So whether you fancy a gastronomic treat, a hand burger hot off the grill or relaxed peruse through the buffet, there is plenty of choice onboard these luxurious, yet informal ships.
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Dining onboard Azamara Cruises
The Windows Café
The Windows Café is the main casual dining restaurant onboard the Azamara Cruises' ships. The buffet-style venue is open for most of the day offering casual buffet dining, made-to-order breakfasts and a superb variety of lunch and dinner options. There is often fresh sushi, salads, and a carving station, followed by sumptuous deserts. The Windows Café offering both indoor and outdoor dining and is open as follows. Early riser: 6:30am - 7:00am, buffet breakfast: 7am -11am, later risers light breakfast: 10am - 11am, lunch buffet: 12pm - 2:30pm, afternoon tea: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (port days), dinner 6pm - 9:30pm. There is also the Pool Grill, offering made-to-order fish kebabs, burgers, fries and salad from 11am to 6pm.
The Discoveries restaurant is the most formal of the Azamara Cruises' main dining options, but that still doesn't mean having to dig out your dickie bow and dinner suit, a smart-casual, country manor styled dress code is more what you are looking at. Though the atmosphere is more relaxed, that doesn't mean the service or quality of food are. The cuisine is filled with classic dinner favourites, though given a little twist — such as filet mignon served with a black truffle sauce. There is also open dining, meaning you can eat at your leisure each day onboard and don't have to worry about missing your seating, or holding up your table.
Prime C & Aqualina
Azamara Cruises also have a couple of fantastic specialty restaurants, available for a small cover charge, offering more variety to your dining options. Prime C is the cruise lines steakhouse, set in a relaxed atmosphere with rich autumn colours in the wood panelled dining room. The menu offers crab cakes with remoulade, lobster bisque, wedge salad with bacon and blue cheese, and of course, steaks — where you can choose the cut that suits your mood. Aqualina is Azamara's Mediterranean venue, offering a soothing background of blue & white décor and magnificent ocean views. The menu include wonderful fare from seafood bouillabaisse, lobster-asparagus salad, and wild mushrooms with parmesan and white truffle cream starters to seafood paella with saffron couscous, black truffle and mushroom risotto, seared duck breast and rack of lamb for the mains.