For food lovers, it doesn’t get much better than the dining options aboard Anthem of the Seas. From haute cuisine to casual bites, you’ll never go hungry on this ship. Coordinate your schedule around these tasty dishes:
What to expect: Rustic Italian classics made from fresh, seasonal ingredients and served in a hip, vibrant atmosphere.
What to order: Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat lover, you have to try a plank (a large wooden board covered with artfully prepared grilled veggies or cured meats and cheeses).
Insider tip: Make a reservation for an al fresco table.
What to expect: A classic upscale steakhouse that just so happens to be the only place to eat dry-aged steaks at sea.
What to order: You can never go wrong with a perfectly seared steak, but if you are in the mood for something different, try the grilled black pepper bacon. It’s an indulgent thick cut of Berkshire pork belly served up in a sweet and spicy glaze—and while it’s listed on the menu as an appetizer, you can totally eat it as a main dish.
Insider tip: If you’re a serious foodie, try to snag a reservation for Prime Table, an intimate and exclusive tasting-menu experience in a private space inside Chops Grille.
What to expect: A gourmet deli with hot-pressed sandwiches, custom-made salads and tasty homemade soups.
What to order: For breakfast, you’ll love the Royal egg muffin, and at lunch, you must try the kummelweck, a delectable roast-beef sandwich.
Insider tip: Take your breakfast or lunch to a seat with unbeatable 270-degree views of the ocean through three-story floor-to-ceiling windows.
What to expect: A chic and vibrant Asian-inspired venue where you can sit at a cozy table (the restaurant only seats 44 guests) or belly up to the sushi bar for a front-row view of the action.
What to order: Don’t miss the champagne lobster in yuzu wrap—the signature roll combines lobster, avocado and daikon sprouts in a yuzu fruit wrap with Izumi’s famous champagne sauce.
Insider tip: You can’t go wrong with the omakase (the Japanese term for “I’ll leave it to you”), your opportunity to try the chef’s selection of the most delectable and fresh sashimi, sushi and other delights. And no matter what you pick, miso soup and edamame are complimentary.
What to expect: An intimate, romantic wine bar and tasting room staffed by knowledgeable sommeliers and waiters and stocked with some of the finest wines in the world.
What to order: Make sure to try a few of the Spanish-inspired tapas, designed by Chef Jamie Oliver. If you don’t know which wine to try, opt for a tasting or give the staff more info about your likes and dislikes.
Insider tip: Vintages doubles as a quiet place to read during the day.
What to expect: Feel like you’re in Little Italy, chowing down at café tables in an authentic pizzeria setting complete with NYC memorabilia and exposed brick walls.
What to order: Whatever your heart desires! The make-your-own pizza option lets you custom design the pie of your dreams—there’s even a gluten-free crust available.
Insider tip: This is the place to hit up onboard for a late-night snack; it’s open until 3 am!
What to expect: Classic American comfort foods inspired by a cross country road trip served in a comfortable yet refined atmosphere.
What to order: Anything from the menu that catches your fancy, go for it. Just make sure to pair it with the divine bread and butter. The bread is a little sweet, a little cheesy, and the delicious butter is unlike any other.
Insider tip: Grab a Tutti Frutti salad during lunch — you’ll find a mouth-watering array of amazing options set up to choose from. (“Tutti” is Italian for “all,” and you truly can have whatever your heart desires.)
What to expect: As the name implies, a glamorous and stylish atmosphere with creative, fresh food.
What to order: The Chilean sea bass, served with buttered leeks and crushed potatoes and topped with a port wine sauce, is rich and delectable.
Insider tip: Don’t skip dessert — especially not the dark chocolate tart.
What to expect: A great on-the-go option, the Dog House serves up tasty franks all day long, each made in-house and with a home-baked bun.
What to order: Try an Italian topped with coleslaw for a crispy, juicy flavor explosion.
Insider tip: Enjoy your hot dog in the SeaPlex with a view of all the fun.
What to expect: We almost don’t want to say too much, since we don’t want to spoil the surprise, but expect an Alice in Wonderland-themed dining room with whimsical details and playful décor.
What to order: Pick the “element” that speaks to you—Sun, Sea, Earth, Ice and more—and let the chefs work their magic.
Insider tip: Make sure to bring your camera to Instagram the creative presentations.
This list just scratches the surface; after all, Anthem boasts 18 amazing restaurants. Have you discovered a new favorite? Tag your foodie finds on Instagram with the hashtag #AnthemoftheSeas!