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In the Dining room, you will be presented with a menu when you sit down for dinner (and breakfast and lunch). The menu is also posted at the restaurant before that meal. So you can wander by in the afternoon and take a gander at the menu. If there is nothing to interest you, you could try to get in to one of the specialty restaurants (upcharge of $20 each), or go to the Windjammer.
At dinner, there will be a Chef's Special, plus about 3 other regular entrees (meat, fish, poultry). In addition, there is a section called "lighter fare" with grilled meats, veggies, appetizers, etc. You will certainly have many choices in appetizers, soups, salads and entrees and will not have to have fish! Same thing in the Windjammer, and at the specialty restaurants.
If you have a severe allergy, be sure to take a bottle of Benadryl onboard with you, plus Epi Pens (if you need them) and advise your waiter, assistant waiter and head waiter the first night. You can also e-mail RCCI and let them know about your food allergies. I am seriously allergic to shellfish, so our servers were very cognizant of everything that I ate, and the head waiter even advised me of what to stay away from at every meal.
Have a wonderful time!
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You will have a choice of appetizers, salads, and soups before your entree, too. You can choose as many as you want! If you want 2 appetizers, you can have them. If you want to entrees, you can have them! If you want every desert (as my DH did on our first cruise) you can have them! If you try something and you do not like it, your server will bring you something else. It is not like at home where if you want a different entre, you pay for it.
Another thing - if you cannot decide which food you want, ask your waiter what their suggestion is - they know their food!
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Also, you could ask to have something different if you give them a days' notice and they have the ingredients on the ship.