Cruise NewsDynamic Dining Postponed By Royal Caribbean on Two Largest Cruise Ships

Dynamic Dining Postponed By Royal Caribbean on Two Largest Cruise Ships

Dynamic Dining, a new dining concept that Royal Caribbean brought to Quantum of the Seas, has been postponed on the Oasis and Allure of the Seas until later in the year in 2015.

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Royal Caribbean has posted the following message under “Dining Options” on their website for both the Oasis and Allure of the Seas:

“The scheduled introduction of dynamic dining on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas has been postponed until later in the year. Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas’ guests will continue to enjoy the cruise line’s world-renowned GOLD Anchor Service and an expansive menu of delicious dinner options in early and late seating dining — as well as the flexible My Time Dining program — in the ships’ Main Dining Rooms, among up to 20 dining options aboard the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ships.”

Dynamic Dining was originally scheduled to begin on the Oasis of the Seas in March 2015.  When the ship entered drydock in October for scheduled routine maintenance, the ship’s dining rooms were remodeled for Dynamic Dining.

The Allure of the Seas will enter drydock in the spring of 2015 and the dining rooms are scheduled to be converted to allow for Dynamic Dining.

Dynamic Dining is a new dining concept that does away with traditional main dining rooms found on cruise ships for a larger variety of smaller restaurants, both complimentary and ones with a surcharge.

At this time, Royal Caribbean has not released the reason why they have delayed Dynamic Dining to their two largest cruise ships.

Reservation and technology issues have been common complaints among those who have tried this new dining concept on Quantum of the Seas.  It has also received unfavorable reviews online from Diamond and Pinnacle Club members who prefer traditional dining.

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Cruise NewsDynamic Dining Postponed By Royal Caribbean on Two Largest Cruise Ships


  1. We are diamond plus with Royal and have booked on the Harmony expecting the new dinning but will now cancel this cruise. I must say being on NCL with their freestyle dinning beats the rest hands down if you want to dress up they have a restaurant for that if not they have those also. I really like the Oasis and Allure and was looking forward to the Harmony but must be the right ports for me to spend my money to go again. We have seven NCLs booked this year,one Royal and one Carnival that should speak for itself.

  2. I have cruised 49 times and this sounds horrible
    …though I have no love of ships the size of Aĺlure and Oasis
    Been twice on Navigator once on LOTS….found both impersonal and flawed
    Sailed twice on Jewel OTS and was wonderful..sometimes things just need to be left alone

  3. We just sailed on the Quantum of the Seas Dec 1st 11 night voyage. Dynamic Dining is NOT for us, we hated it as did everyone we spoke to on the ship. We did not find one single person who liked it. We hope they decide to postpone it indefinitely on all ships. Whoever did the market survey to design this nonsense should be fired. Dynamic Dining is a deal breaker for us and we will NOT cruise on any ship that has it. We have cruised 9 other times on RCL ships and enjoyed all our Main Dining experiences. Dynamic Dining is like going on a scavenger hunt each evening trying to find where you eat as most of the restaurants book out many months before the cruise even sails. So if you don’t get your reservations early you will be eating in the Windjammer the whole cruise. The only decision we want to make on a cruise is whether we want early or late dining in the main dining room. Spending hours of our precious vacation time trying to wrangle reservations is most definitely a deal breaker for us.

    • Sounds like a failure on your part for not books dining early like most everybody else!

  4. i agree. I want the traditional dining to remain as is. I also like the present anytime option. This dynamic dining is not for us (we are also Diamond members of Royal Caribbean.

  5. agree with Jim. Prefer good food in the dining Room, that’s cruiselife. The speciality restaurants is not us, and we won’t visit them and pay extra. But we enjoy, that we have payed in advance, and can just enjoy “free dining”. We are diamondmembers at Royal Caribbean.

  6. I prefer the large dining rooms with opportunity to converse with others. I especially DISLIKE the cruise lines nickle and dimeing us for more profits. Id rather pay a little more up front and still “eat for free”

  7. My husband and I always look forward to the traditional dining. Might have to stay with ships that still have it.

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