The Dream has two main dining rooms, both serving the
same menu. (See menus). Guests have a choice of six
different appetizers and soups, two salads and six entrees
each night. If one can't chose, it is fine to order more
The Crimson Dining Room is located amidships and
seats 828. It is only open for dinner during which the
lower level; follows the traditional passenger ship dining
system with each guests assigned to one of the two
seatings and with his or her own reserved table. The
balcony level uses a flexible dining system under which
guests can come at any time the restaurant is open. If
there are no tables available when a guest arrives, he or
she is given a radio pager which will inform the guest
when the table is ready. During an average evening, each
table is "turned over" more than two times. In some cases,
a table will be used three times.
The Scarlet Dining Room is near the
stern of the ship and seats 1,180 on two
levels. It is open for breakfast, lunch
9on sea days) and dinner.
For breakfast and lunch, this dining
room is open seating. Guests tell the
hostess how many people are in the
party and she finds a suitable table.
For dinner, the Scarlet follows the
traditional two seating system.
The staff in the main dining rooms not
only serve the meals but entertain.
Waiters sing and dance (sometimes on
top of the serving station). Maitre d'
Ken Byrne (right) sings Frank Sinatra
songs and other standards.
Wasabi is the Dream's complimentary sushi bar. It is open
in the evenings.
Dream has an expansive
buffet area occupying a large
part of Lido Deck between the
two swimming pool areas.
The Gathering is divided
into several stations including:
a Mongolian wok offering
custom-made stir fries, a
burrito bar, a salad bar, the
Taste of the Nations, which
features a different country's
cosine each day, and a dessert
station with regular and
The Chef's Art is the Dream's specialty steakhouse. It is an intimate room
seating only 139 guests and has its own bar. Guests can also see the chefs at
work in their open kitchen. As a steakhouse, the restaurant features prime
dry-aged U.S.D.A. beef but also offers lobster tail, lamb chops, Chilean sea
bass and Maine Lobster ravioli. (See menu) There is a charge of $30 per
One of the pillars of the Ocean Plaza is three
Plaza Cafe. It is a specialty coffee shop
serving lattees, cappuccinos, espresso and other
coffees along with cookies, cakes and premium
ice creams. This venue is very popular
throughout the day with some guests using it as
an alternative breakfast venue.
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Just outside of the main entrance to the Crimson Dining
Room are the Crimson Lounges. One is done as a
private dining room (above) while the other is done as an
intimate private cocktail lounge (right).
In the Waves Pool area
are the ship's 24-hour
Pizzeria (left) and the
Forward Grill, which
offers hamburgers, hot
dogs and other light fare.
The Sunset Pool area includes
the New York Deli, offering
cold cuts and sandwiches (left
and right), and the Tandoori
Station, where guests can dine
on Indian-style chicken, fish and
meatballs along with traditional
bread, chutneys and relishes
(below left and right).
A new venue being debuted on the Dream is the Pasta Bar.
Although denominated as part of the buffet, guests do not
serve themselves. Rather, upon entering guests fill out a form
indicating what type of pasta they would like, which sauce,
which toppings, and whether they would like to have bread
and/or the specialty dish. The food is then prepared by the
chef and when it is ready, a waiter brings the food to the
guest. Thus, a guests can have a comfortable informal meal
without the hassle of having to carry around the food. The
Pasta Bar is located on Deck 11 so it also offers scenic views.