Make reservations for the Chef’s Table as soon as you board a Carnival ship — the 16 seats sell out fast. And for good reason: The evening starts with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the kitchen while the chef gives a tour, followed by a multi-course dinner paired with house wines. The vibe is informal, with children age 12 and older allowed to attend (their meals are paired with soda).
Location: On the new Carnival Vista, there’s a special room designed for the meal that features windowed views of the galley. On other ships, the Chef’s Table could take place in the galley or the library.
Fee: $75 per person