Cruise NewsCarnival Testing New Dining Feature on Their Newest Cruise Ship

Carnival Testing New Dining Feature on Their Newest Cruise Ship

Carnival Cruise Line is testing a new dining feature on their Hub App for passengers who have selected Your Time Dining for their cruise. This feature is being tested on Carnival’s newest cruise ship, Carnival Horizon.

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Up until now, passengers who selected Your Time Dining on a Vista class ship from Carnival Cruise Line have to check in on Deck 5 before heading to the restaurant for dinner.  If a table is ready, they are issued a table slip and they can proceed directly to the main dining room.

On my cruise on Carnival Vista, I walked past this line a few times and saw as many as 50-75 passengers waiting. Thankfully, I had the late seating so I didn’t have to mess with it.  However, Carnival is now testing a new program to help make this process easier.

Passengers on Carnival Horizon can now open up the cruise line’s Hub App and request a table for their entire party.  The app will then let them know when their table is ready.  Once their table is ready, they proceed to the main dining room for dinner.  They will no longer have to wait in line for a table.

This will not affect those who have early or late seating since they have assigned tables.  This only applies to passengers who have Your Time Dining (anytime dining).

Your Time Dining lets Carnival passengers dine at different times each night.  They can have dinner around their schedule instead of the traditional 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm seating times.

This testing program is in the final stage of testing. It should help reduce the wait times for those who have selected Your Time Dining.

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  1. My cruise group leader requested late dining for us. I want to change to any time dining. Carnival says it has to be done by her. Is there anyway I can change it myself?

  2. Just wonder how many no shows there will be or how many people will show up with only part of their party and want to wait for the rest. We will just have to wait and see. We have been using Any Time dining for a while now and never had to wait more than a few min. for a table, maybe we have just been lucky I don’t know.

    • We have also used Your Time/Anytime on several cruises and have not had long waits. This year on Magic with three of us we didn’t have to wait at all any of the 7 nights. We love this dining option.

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