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Posted on: Wed, 15th Jan 2014

The main dining room of a cruise ship can be a elegant place where you have the chance to dress up in your formal attire and try something different. It is a chance to look your best and experience delicious gourmet food with menus drafted by celebrity chefs, as well as experiencing new foods and indulging yourself in a four course dinner.

If you find yourself on a cruise ship wanting to experience the sparkling lights of the main dining room, here are a few tips to customise your time there:

Tip before the meal

Before you dine in the main room, remember the old saying that money talks. Be sure to tip the waiter for their services. They will be more likely to respond in a courteous manner and give you the service you desire during your meal. If you are satisfied with their service, you may want to tip afterwards too.

Mention dietary needs before you set sail

If you have any special dietary needs, such as allergies, or you are just attempting to alter your diet with healthy options, ensure that you mention your them before you embark on your cruise. This will give the caterers time to accommodate for your special dietary requirements, which will avoid disappointment.

Don't be afraid to make special requests

Remember, you are on holiday, it is a chance for you to let loose and do what you want - within reason of course. The kitchens and caterers have an abundance of ingredients, making most requests possible. If you desire something that isn't on the menu, don't be afraid to ask, what harm can it do? Although, don't push your luck and make customisations every night; other passengers may become annoyed, as well as the kitchen staff. In addition, remember to make your requests well in advance to be as courteous as possible.

Be adventurous

A cruise ship is a cultural pot of different foods and new culinary excursions. As your meals are usually included in the cost of your holiday, why not go crazy when ordering, you are on holiday. There's no limit to the number of dishes you can order, and they are free. Why not experiment with caviar, escargot, tofu, or whatever intrigues you on the menu. You may even like it that much it becomes your new favourite food!

What do you think of this blog? Can you think if any more tips for the best cruise dining experience? If so, please leave your comments below.

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