The change was made in a statement issued to travel professionals. The statement read:
“At this time, it has been decided not to introduce Dynamic Dining on any of the other Royal Caribbean ships which have not been designed to support the concept. Guests on Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas will select from two seating times in the main dining room; the flexible My Time Dining program, which offers guests the flexibility to select their own seating time and table companions in a dedicated portion of the main dining room; or from an extensive variety of specialty restaurants.”
Passengers who were booked on an Oasis Class ship and had already chosen the Classic option will be assigned either the early or late seating. Passengers who had chosen the Choice option will be switched over to My Time Dining.
Dynamic Dining will continue on Quantum class ships (Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, & Ovation of the Seas in 2016) as those ships were originally designed for the dining concept.
What caused Royal Caribbean to change their mind about this new dining concept? It’s not a secret how unpopular Dynamic Dining was among members of the Crown and Anchor Society, Royal Caribbean’s loyalty program for frequent cruisers.
Oasis of the Seas was retrofitted for Dynamic Dining when the ship went into drydock. Royal Caribbean delayed the rollout of Dynamic Dining on the ship in December 2014. Now, it has been scrapped completely.
Royal Caribbean had planned to roll out Dynamic Dining to most of their fleet when they called it the future of dining at sea. However, now only Quantum class ships will have it.
This will likely be welcome news to those who are “Loyal to Royal”.