The Compass Rose offers single, open seating dining, allowing passengers to determine when and with whom they wish to dine. The Compass Rose does not take reservations, but with numerous tables for 2, 4, 6, or 8 passengers, it has plenty of flexibility for different sized parties. The evening dress code applies each day at Compass Rose. Dinner is usually served between 6:30 and 9:00 pm, with most passengers arriving between 7 and 8pm, just in time to dine and catch the evening show at 9:45 pm.
Although the Compass Rose is very popular for dinner, most passengers on our world cruise segment chose to eat breakfast and lunch at one of the more casual dining restaurants on the Seven Seas Voyager. Dinner at the Compass Rose was always a leisurely, delightful dining experience. The a la carte menu usually includes a choice of three appetizers, two soups (one hot and one cold), two salads, a pasta dish, three main courses (meat, poultry, and seafood), and several desserts. The executive chef also has a fixed degustation menu each evening. Provisions can also be made for special requests and dietary requirements. In addition to the interesting international cuisine, the menu always includes a vegetarian selection, a "lite" menu, beef fillet, salmon fillet, and chicken breast. Passengers can mix or match items from throughout the menus. In our 20 day cruise, the a la carte and degustation menus were never completely repeated. I especially loved the small portion sizes because it meant I could try more courses without getting stuffed!
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