The Botticelli dining room is the main dining room on the Ruby Princess, offering traditional fixed-time dining and an assigned waiter for the duration of the cruise.
Located aft, on the Plaza deck, this traditional main dining room has seating times at 6 and 8:15pm. This room is brightly lit, with clusters of lights on the ceiling shining down on tables with white linens, and real silverware, surrounded by faded green chairs. Paintings of and by Mr. Botticelli line the walls at this restaurant. Parties can be sat in groups of two or up to eight people. This restaurant is open for dinner only.
The menu features international fare that changes daily. There are heart healthy and vegetarian alternatives all over the menu. Most dishes were pretty straightforward, like a scampi fra diavolo, a broiled lobster or a chicken scaloppine.
For dinner, one of our favorites was the thinly sliced duck breast with sweet cranberries: truly delectable. The spaghetti with seafood was great too, coming to us creamy, not too fishy, and slathered in a white wine sauce. We also recommend the chateaubriand. The meat was tender, and perfectly cooked. The sauce on top was truly amazing. If you were looking at the mussels, we say you should stay away. They didn’t taste very good, feeling rather dry in the mouth.
Dessert was yummy, with choices like tiramisu, different ice creams, sherbets, a cheese plate, a milky chocolate souffle, and a whole menu of different options daily. There were two static staples though: the Princess Love Boat Dream, a heart shaped chocolate mousse covered with more chocolate, and of course a New York cheesecake.
The wine list is the same throughout the ship. See the Drinks Section for a full list.
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