How Does a Cruise Ship Feed More Than 4,000 Guests?

Find out how the chefs and cooks of Royal Caribbean do it.

( When Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas first set sail in 1999, it was the largest cruise ship in international waters—at least until Symphony of the Seas snagged the title in 2018. It has a total of 1,643 rooms, which carries 4,269 guests. That's a whole lot of people all spread out in the ship's main dining room and seven other restaurants every meal time. To say that food preparation can be stressful is an understatement.

To deal with this herculean task, 135 cooks and chefs work inside the three-storey galley kitchen as early as 6 a.m. See for yourself how crazy it can get through an hour-long all-access tour, which you can book for an additional U.S. $59 per person.

For more information, visit Royal Caribbean International's website.

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