Family Fun in 7 Seas!


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During our return trip from Amsterdam to Newcastle aboard PRINCESS SEAWAYS we booked our family into the 7 Seas restaurant. The restaurant promises up to 80 different dishes and you can sample as much as you want. This sounded like a good option for a family with varied tastes (and big appetites) so we pre-booked and paid for our meals online prior to our trip.

On arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff who seated us at a lovely table with sea views. The restaurant is divided into sections so although large in size, you still have an intimate dining experience. We ordered some drinks and went to check out the children’s options.

To my surprise children had their own buffet station – set at a lower level and with smaller plates it was packed with firm favourites such as sausages, chicken nuggets, beans, peas and onion rings. This was perfect for our 8 year old who was able to help himself to as much as he wanted. Children are also welcome to try anything from the main buffet as well which delighted my cheese loving daughter.

7 Seas - 80 Dish Selection

Once our children had filled their plates it was time to explore what was on offer for us grown ups too and I was beyond impressed with both the extensive choice and the quality of the food available. To start we helped ourselves to the fresh seafood bar which was packed with juicy prawns, langoustines, crab, salmon and sushi. We also made up a tapas plate to share at our table with freshly baked artisan bread (the ship has it’s own on-board baker), olives, tapas pots, croquettes, chorizo, cold meats and cheeses.

To follow I decided to visit the Mexican section of the restaurant and filled my plate with tacos, succulent roast pork plus lots of sour cream and cheese. My husband was tempted with an eclectic selection featuring crispy beef stir fry and rice, smoked and pickled herring (a Dutch speciality), chilli with jacket potato and marinated salmon! Definitely a quirky combination! There were plenty of traditional British options available too such as roast dinners, burgers and chips and pasta bakes. You can visit the buffet stations as many times as you like which is ideal when you are returning home after a day exploring and need to fill your boots.

7 Seas Children's Desserts

After a little rest it was time to choose our dessert. Our children were more than happy with the ice cream factory where they could help themselves to ice cream and decorate with various toppings and sauces. My daughter could not pass the fruit stand without picking up an apple and orange for everyone too (she likes to try and make her own apple juice!). I know this may sound greedy but I tried a large selection of mini desserts – beautifully presented and very tempting, my favourites were definitely the raspberry panna cotta and homemade rum truffles. My husband was more than content creating his own cheese board with a wide selection of cheeses and crackers to choose from plus a nice bunch of grapes on the side.

7 Seas Desserts Selection

All of the staff we encountered in 7 Sea’s were wonderfully polite – the food was constantly replenished by a team of chefs and piping hot. If you are looking for an onboard restaurant that will cater for every taste, I would not hesitate to recommend 7 Seas.

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