Royal Caribbean have announced their plans to abandon dynamic dining on Anthem of the Seas.
Despite previously scrapping plans to end dynamic dining on the vessel (which you can read all about here) they have now made another U-turn and decided to end the unique dining system on-board.
For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, dynamic dining allows guests to try a whole range of available restaurants without set booking times. Guests have the flexibility to dine when and where they want at a range of 18 restaurants which include both the main dining restaurants and speciality restaurants.
This concept has now been removed from Anthem of the Seas in favour of “My Time Dining”; a traditional seating programme in two sittings and “Flexible Dining”; where guests choose a preferred dining time and are seated on a first come first serve basis.
There will be new menus for all four of the main dining restaurants which are Silk, The Grand, Chic and American Icon which will host these new dining programmes. Traditional dining with sittings at 6pm and 8.30pm will take place in The Grand and Chic whilst American Icon Grill and Silk will allow flexible dining for guests.
The change will come into effect on November 27th 2016 and promises to be a flexible form of dining that still gives passengers the option of a main dining restaurant, in response to customer feedback. Guests will of course still be able to book the speciality restaurants if they do not wish to dine in the four main dining venues.
As well as this, Anthem of the Seas will begin to offer either one or two formal evenings per cruise depending on the length of time they are sailing for.
What do you think of the news? Would you have liked dynamic dining to be kept as it is? Do you enjoy a variety of restaurants on-board or do you prefer to stick to the MDR? Will you be excited to take part in more formal nights on-board? Let us know in the comments below!