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Inspired Cuisine, Every Day of Your Cruise

A sumptuous dinner of Rock Lobster Tail with Champagne Risotto. Warm Viennese strudel with peach sauce. Juicy burgers grilled just the way you like them. A buffet groaning with field-fresh salads, local cheeses, and homemade breads hot from the oven. Wonderful local vintages, every night.

We can call our meals "inspired" because they’re inspired by our travelers, whose tastes are reflected in the culinary marvels whipped up by our expert chefs.


Fine dining for the American palate

Our shipboard chefs have been trained in Europe’s best culinary schools. Look forward to gourmet cuisine based on classic continental and American favorites, accompanied by regional specialties and healthy choices at every meal. Dinners on our European ships are single-seating dining with no seating plan, so you can dine with whomever you choose. In this refined yet relaxed atmosphere, you’ll find crisp white table linens, fine crystal, Villeroy & Boch dinnerware and silverware, fresh flowers, and attentive service.

Healthy Choices at Every Meal

With so many of your meals included, you’ll have ample opportunity to sample the best of regional cuisine – on board our ships, in our hotels, in local restaurants, even in family homes. But along with the international fare you’ll also find many American favorites and choices for the health-conscious.




View our sample dinner menu
Prepared by our Executive Chef,
Udo Sandering
Dine Alsfresco in our Captain’s Club

For a change of pace, you'll also be able to dine in the new Captain's Club seating area, where you can enjoy healthy spa cuisine and other lighter choices, buffet-style. The Captain's Club boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for incomparable views. When the weather is right we retract the glass roof and slide open the back wall for a full alfresco experience. While seating is open during the day, demand is high at dinnertime and reservations are required. Send a request to your concierge prior to your cruise to confirm the evening you prefer, or wait and reserve once you are on board. (Available on the ms River Discovery II, ms River Explorer II, ms River Splendor, ms River Venture, and ms River Voyager.)

Raise a glass

The Latitude 52º Lounge offers a full cocktail selection during the afternoon and evening and, new for 2014, enjoy healthy fruit smoothie’s onboard ship.

Venues as memorable as the menus

For the ultimate in relaxation, you can always request to have your meal served in your cabin. And along with your shipboard meals you’ll have opportunities to sample regional fare on land. Depending on your itinerary, you might enjoy an included meal at a restaurant with special entertainment … share traditional treats in the home of a local host family … or branch off on your own to explore. Our Cruise Director have plenty of tips for the culinarily curious!

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