What are the dining times / restaurant opening hours?

We endeavour to make mealtimes on a Fred. Olsen cruise as flexible as possible - after all, you are on holiday, so you should be able to dine at a time that suits your schedule.


Normally served between 7.15 and 10.00am in the main restaurants.


Normally served between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the main restaurants.

Afternoon Tea:

Each day, complimentary afternoon tea is served at around 3.30pm, with sandwiches, savouries, scones and cakes, along with fresh tea and coffee.*


Please request either the first or second seating (6.15pm or 8.30pm) when you make your booking. You can also request your preferred table, but we can’t always guarantee this.

Your restaurant seating card will be in your room when you board, which confirms your table number and dining time. This will be your allocated table for the duration of your cruise.

Please note that evening dining times may vary on our One Night Cruises. 

Casual Dining:

A buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner will also be served in the Palms Café (Braemar and Balmoral) and, weather permitting, in The Poolside. The cafés on board will be open for breakfast and lunch at the same times as the main restaurants. 

For those guests requiring a more casual dinner option, the Palms Cafés will be open from 6.30pm to 9.00pm.

On some nights, we have themed dining evenings in the buffet restaurants. These evenings are often very popular so we recommend you book in advance to secure a table.

*Please note this is not the Tradtional Premium Afternoon Tea service, which is available on selected days in the Observatory Lounge for just £8.95 per person.


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