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Dining Highlights Aboard the Utopia of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's Newest Ship

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It’s safe to say that one of the best parts of any cruise on Royal Caribbean is the food, and the brand new Utopia of the Seas is taking dining to the next level. With a variety of cuisine options throughout the ship, from mouthwatering bites, to full plates from the buffet, Royal Caribbean is elevating the culinary experience onboard Utopia. So here is a full overview of the specialty and complimentary options on the ship, so you know what to expect when booking your trip on Utopia.

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Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar - Enjoy pizza and your favorite Italian dishes in the new, expanded Giovanni’s, now featuring 2 floors with an outside deck, so you can dine al fresco with your family and friends!

The Mason Jar - After making its debut on Wonder, this southern comfort food spot has become such a crowd favorite, they brought it back for Utopia! The perfect brunch, lunch, or dinner spot, this is good ol’ fried chicken southern cooking at its best!

Izumi in the Park / Izumi Hibachi & Sushi - Izumi is back, except, on Utopia, it is now located in Central Park, and this allows for its brand new walkup window. Here you can grab and go your favorite sushi rolls, as well as ice cream in fun bubble cones! Sit down dining is still available for those who want to experience the hibachi tables, and sushi bar!

The New Immersive Dining Experience - Although keeping it under wraps, Royal Caribbean has hinted at the new and exciting dining experience on Utopia. From what we know, it will feel as though you left the ship and are on a train journey during the golden age of rail travel. Starting with pre-dinner drinks on the train platform, when the whistle blows, the epicurean adventure begins. You will take in the sights, sounds, and flavors on this journey of multiple courses that takes you miles away from the ordinary. While we don’t exactly what the whole experience will look like, you can be sure that since it is Royal Caribbean, it will be a spectacular time you won’t want to miss!

Chops Grille & Trellis Bar - Located in Central Park, Chops is an all-time Royal Caribbean classic! Unapologetic steakhouse food, Chops has a mouthwatering menu of expertly seasoned cuts and classic sides you can enjoy in a romantic dining room or patio setting.

Hooked Seafood - Another favorite is this New England style seafood restaurant. What better food to eat at sea than seafood, right? From Maryland crab cakes, to Maine Lobster rolls, or Danny’s favorite messy fish sandwich, Hooked is the prime spot for a good summer style meal on the high seas.

Central Park 150 - Focusing on locally sources ingredients eaten seasonally, this Royal Caribbean favorite is located in Central Park. Dig into delicious short ribs, delectable seafood or a variety of vegetarian dishes. Don't forget to top it off with some hand crafted deserts as you enjoy your farm to table experience.


Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade - Looking to catch the big game with friends? Playmakers Sports Bar has got you covered. While you dine on your favorite pub bites like burgers, nachos, and wings, you can watch your favorite team on the many tv screens throughout the space that ensure you never miss a moment!

Schooner Bar - Overlooking the Royal Promenade, this is Royal's famous piano bar. Sit at the piano bar itself, or anywhere in this large nautical themed lounge, and sign along to your favorite hits with a cocktail in your hand.

The Pesky Parrot - While tiki bars are not new to Royal Caribbean ships, Utopia has leveled up the experience with the Pesky Parrot. Enjoy tropical drinks in a fabulous tiki bar setting with your friends, old and new!

Boleros - The latin themed nightclub vibes at Baleros are on point. Here you can grab a drink, and a dance partner, and hit the floor for a little salsa dancing, if you are so inclined!

The Lime & Coconut - The Caribbean bar has been taken up a notch, with 3 locations where you can enjoy sips and dips on the pool deck.

Cantina Fresca - Inspired by the fresh flavors of Mexico, Cantina Fresca is the can’t-miss cocktail spot. With selections of Mexican beers, and delicious libations like the pineapple jalapeño margarita, the drinks at Cantina Fresca are the perfect pairings to go with your tacos and burritos from the next door El Loco Fresh!

Spotlight Karaoke - Grab a cocktail and belt out your favorite tunes with your friends. Also located on the Royal Promenade where you can dazzle the crowd with your favorite hit from Jimmy Buffet, Bonnie Tyler or Garth name a few!

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The Windjammer Marketplace - This is your everyday buffet; an absolute feast for the eyes, and the tastebuds. The Windjammer has both hot and cold bars with endless food and dessert options, brimming with brunches, lunch carving stations, and over 200 five-star dishes served every night.

Solarium Bistro - The all-you-can-eat dining spot is back. With panoramic ocean views, the Solarium is the perfect spot to fill up your plates and bellies with delicious food throughout the day!

El Loco Fresh - Of course they brought back El Loco Fresh for Utopia. This crowd favorite is the perfect grab and go spot on the ship. It is Mexican cuisine at its most delicious! Take your tacos and guacamole poolside and enjoy a relaxing snack in the sun!

Sprinkles - The soft serve hot spot is back, but even better! Now you can get your soft serve ice cream, and choose from a variety of toppings at the new toppings station! The only way to make a pool day even more perfect is with sprinkles and a cherry on top!

The Food Truck - The all-new food truck is located on the pool deck, making it a convenient spot to grab quick bites and handheld favorites. Pool days with the whole family are even more fun with a food truck!

Sorrento's Pizza - Pizza and antipasto; all day and late into the night. Need we say more?

Café Promenade - Stop by and grab light bites throughout the day. Fruit and pastries in the morning become sandwiches, cookies and more in the afternoon. Grab a bite to go, or dine on the Royal Promenade with a view.

Park Café - Located in Central Park, this fast casual restaurant provides sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and deserts for lunch and into the dinner hour. Listen to the birds chirp under the shade of a trellis, while you dig in!

Now that your mouth is watering after reading about all of these amazing food options on Utopia, be sure to jump on booking your cruise with Harr Travel today! Your Harr Travel adviser can set you up with the best dining and beverage packages to ensure you don’t miss any culinary experience while aboard Utopia of the Seas!

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