It has just been announced that Royal Caribbean have decided to keep Dynamic Dining on Anthem of the Seas. The change in decision has stemmed from improved ratings over recent weeks due to tweaks already activated on-board, and also due to the impact that removing the concept would have on bookings already made.
If you’ve cruised with Royal Caribbean before you may be familiar with the selection of restaurants onboard the line’s vessels but a new rumour had previously started that a different kind of dining experience was set to join the fleet, in the form of a rotational dining program.
Original story as follows:
The rumours started when Royal Caribbean’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service Vicki Freed announced to a group of travel agents aboard Freedom of the Seas that the company’s ambitious Dynamic Dining programme would be augmented with a new rotational dining program.
If rumours were to be believed, the rotational dining experience would replace Royal Caribbean’s Dynamic Dining programme that was launched back in March 2014 for its Quantum-class cruise ships as we reported here.
Under the Dynamic Dining experience, there is no main dining room and instead, guests can choose from a combination of complementary and speciality restaurants, but the new rotational program would’ve operated much as it already does on Disney Cruise lines and guests would dine at a different complementary restaurant on each night of their cruise based on their rotational schedule. At each restaurant, guests would have the same waiting staff and table companions.
It was thought that rotational dining would be rolled out on Anthem of the Seas, however no mention had yet been made as to whether or not it would launch on Quantum of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas or Allure of the Seas.
Following the arrival of Quantum of the Seas last November, the Dynamic Dining experience received many negative reviews from passengers, with many complaining about poor service.
Due to the unpopular response, Royal Caribbean decided to postpone Dynamic Dining on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas indefinitely.
It was hoped at the time that the new rotational dining program would resemble a more traditional dining experience.
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