We recently spent two weeks voyaging on a five star cruise line the Queen Victoria Cunard.
The restaurants on board are very upmarket especially the grills which we had chosen for our dining option. It is a five star restaurant. My husband likes a good meal and a glass of wine at the end of his day so it was important that we made the effort to seat at dinner most evenings. Fellow diners commented on how well behaved our toddler was but believe me it took a lot of planning every evening to keep her attention on the dinner table and her meal. Depending on how tired she was, some nights I bathed her and put her bed clothes on before we went to dinner. I packed a little play bag for the restaurant containing coloring books and crayons but my lifeline were sticker books that I had purchased from Amazon. At around a pound per book the stickers provided endless entertainment.
The Queens grill on board Cunard provides a children’s menu but the chef is more than happy to provide you with an alternative. Olivia adored the fish bites!
We made sure her dinner was ordered almost immediately to avoid her sitting hungry which meant we could eat our starters peacefully too. And after her dessert I would put her in her pram and give her a bottle of warm milk which the head waiter always prepared for us. Meal times went smoothly and Olivia was always the star of the restaurant. Her fellow diners enjoyed a brief chat with her before dinner was served which helped pass the time by. I needn’t had worried before dining in the Queens grill about taking a toddler to dinner in the evenings as all guests were very pleasant and staff were graciously attentive.