The 150-seat restaurant located on the middle deck hosts single open seating lunch and dinner as well as a buffet-style breakfast; there also is a light lunch buffet served daily in the lounge. The open seating policy encourages passengers to get to know each other by sitting at different tables throughout the cruise. Tables are arranged with seating configurations of four, six and eight (there are no tables for two). Meals are prepared by Western European chefs and feature a mix of international dishes and local specialties. There are also occasional theme dinners. Lunch in the restaurant includes a salad buffet as well as soup, a single entree, dessert and coffee and tea. Passengers are requested to be seated at a set time every day in the restaurant at 12 or 12:30 p.m. for lunch and at 7 p.m. for dinner, while dining hours for breakfast are more flexible (7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.). There is also early bird coffee, croissants, muffins and fresh fruit available from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. every morning in the lounge and coffee and cake served every afternoon. Coffee, tea and fruit are also available 24 hours a day.