8 A-Z Guide to Cruise HolidaysDaily TimesEach evening a Daily Times newsletter will be placed in your cabin, detailing events and timings for the following day.
This will include time zone changes and dress code guidelines.DancingThere will be plenty of opportunity to practise and show
your dancing skills on board. From ballroom to line dancing and dancing the night away in the disco, there is the variety to suit all tastes and skills. Dance classes are often held throughout the cruise, details of which will be advertised in the Daily Times. Dance hosts are on board all cruises to make sure single Guests are never too long without a dance partner. DiningThe Maitre d' on board allocates your final table arrangements. Your preferred dining time, early (6.15pm) or main (8.30pm) will be confirmed, subject to availability, at time of booking. When you arrive on board you will find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin, which will advise you of your table number and dining time. A buffet breakfast and lunch will also be served in the Palms Cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral, the Braemar Garden Cafe on Black Watch and Secret Garden on Boudicca. Weather permitting food may also be available from outside deck areas.The main restaurants are:Black Watch Glentanar RestaurantBoudicca Four Seasons and Tintagel RestaurantsBraemar Thistle and Grampian RestaurantsBalmoral Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey Restaurants. Ballindalloch is the main restaurant on Deck 6, whilst the Avon and Spey are more intimate restaurants on Deck 10. Menu and service
are identical.Mealtimes are as flexible as possible - after all you are on holiday. Breakfast is normally served between 7.15 and 10.00am, and lunch between 12.00 and 2.00pm in the main restaurants. A buffet breakfast and lunch will also be served in the Palms cafe
A-Z Guide to Cruise Holidays 9on both Braemar and Balmoral, Braemar Garden Cafe on Black Watch, and weather permitting in the Poolside Cafe and Marquee Bar on Black Watch.'Open Sitting' evening dining is offered as an informal option in the Braemar Garden Cafe on Black Watch, The Secret Garden on Boudicca, and The Palms Cafe on both Braemar and Balmoral. These informal restaurants operate on a self service basis, but a bar service is available.Check your Daily Times for opening hours. Please note that all restaurants on board operate a no smoking policy.Dietary RequirementsWe can happily cater for the following diets; diabetic, gluten/wheat free, dairy free/soya, vegetarian, vegan, low fat/cholesterol and low salt. All we ask is that you kindly give us 3-4 weeks advance notice by calling our Administration Department on 01473 292444. For anyone with food allergies/intolerances you will have the opportunity early in the cruise to meet with either the Maitre d' or Executive Chef to discuss any special requests.