Royal Caribbean’s New Ship: Southern Dining & 20+ Eateries

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

Setting sail this March, passengers will be able to choose from over 20 dining venues, including a brand-new restaurant called The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar.

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Wonder of the Seas (Photo courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

The Mason Jar

Where southern comfort food meets Royal Caribbean’s hospitality, The Mason Jar invites guests to share a meal and drinks 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 decked out with a swing for lounging. At the center of it all: a bar serving up an assortment of southern specialties.

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The Mason Jar entrance (Rendering courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

On the menu at The Mason Jar are southern staples alongside new twists on classic dishes. It will be open for brunch, dinner, and for late-night bites, starting with freshly-baked buttermilk biscuits and jalapeño cornbread.

Brunch will include things like savory johnnycakes topped with barbecue pulled pork and the Sweet-Tooth Cinnamon Roll.

Dinner highlights include fried green tomatoes, southern fried chicken, crab beignets with lump crab dip, and shrimp and grits. For dessert, everything from traditional pies to spiked floats and shakes are on offer.

The venue will also serve over a dozen American whiskeys and a lineup of southern libations such as the classic mint julep and Mississippi Moonlight made with blackberry moonshine, blackberries, and lemonade.

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

Other Wonder of the Seas Restaurants and Bars

Alongside The Mason Jar, Wonder of the Seas will offer a large variety of dining venues and bars for guests.

The Vue

The Vue is a new cantilevered bar that offers panoramic ocean views by day, and after sunset shines bright with a colorful mosaic canopy overhead.

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The Vue (Rendering courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Wonder of the Seas will be the first Oasis-class ship to feature Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar. The menu includes freshly-made staples such as hand-tossed pizza, charcuterie boards, and veal meatballs, alongside an extensive wine list, wine flights, and cocktails such as Aperol Spritzes and Negronis.

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade

This popular sports bar brings guests of all ages together to catch the big game across dozens of large-screen TVs, engage in a friendly competition at the arcade, and much on bar fare and ice-cold draft beers.

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El Loco Fresh and Cantina Fresca

El Loco Fresh, the grab-and-go spot for things like tacos, burritos, and quesadillas now debuts a dedicated bar called Cantina Fresca that serves a selection of “aguas frescas,” margaritas, and other Mexican staples.

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El Loco Fresh on Symphony of the Seas

The Lime & Coconut

This pool deck experience is at the center of the Caribbean vibes, encompassing multiple poolside bars and live music.

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

Wonder of the Seas Itineraries

Wonder of the Seas is set to begin sailing in March 2022, calling a number of destinations home during its inaugural year: Fort Lauderdale (March to April), Barcelona, and Rome (April to October), and Port Canaveral (year-round beginning in November).

The new ship will sail eastern and western Caribbean itineraries, visiting places including St. Maarten, Cozumel, St. Thomas, and Royal Caribbean’s private Bahamian island Perfect Day at CocoCay.

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

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