International will make its first major change to the Dynamic Dining concept
introduced on Quantum of the Seas.
Quantum’s sister ship, Anthem of the Seas, debuts in April, guests will have the
option of choosing Dynamic Dining Classic, which will have many of the
attributes of eating in the main dining room on other Royal Caribbean ships.
option allows diners to choose an early seating and sit at the same table every
night. Guests will also be served by the same waiter and assistant waiter
throughout the cruise. They will rotate through the four complimentary
restaurants on Anthem and will find their table in the same location in each
restaurant nightly, said Royal Caribbean President Michael Bayley.
disclosed the new wrinkle in Dynamic Dining at a travel agent event aboard
Freedom of the Seas on Saturday.
Royal Caribbean has had “some struggles” implementing Dynamic Dining since it debuted on
Quantum in November. Older guests in particular have not taken to the new
format, he said.
Dining scraps the large main dining room, and traditional early and late
seatings, for smaller 430-seat restaurants with different themes and cuisines.
have slowly improved for Dynamic Dining to the point where they are equal to or
better than the fleet average, Bayley said.
“We really want
to make this concept work,” Bayley told the agents, “and we’re very close to
making it successful."