Dynamic Dining To Disappear From Anthem Of The Seas
Royal Caribbean will discontinue its Dynamic Dining program on Anthem of the Seas, beginning with the 27NOV sailing.
The line says guests indicated a preference for a dining program that combines traditional seating with the option for flexibility.
Back in March 2014, Royal Caribbean announced that its Quantum-class cruise ships would usher in a radically new dining program called ‘Dynamic Dining,’ where there would be no main dining room. Instead, guests would be offered a combination of complimentary and specialty restaurants for guests to choose from.
In August 2014, Royal Caribbean announced that Dynamic Dining would also be offered on Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Guest feedback changed those plans, and Dynamic Dining was indefinitely postponed for the Oasis-class ships.
Effective 27NOV, Royal Caribbean will offer Anthem pax the ‘My Time Dining’ program, with traditional and flexible options. It will also introduce new, upgraded dinner menus.
The 4 main restaurants – Chic, Grande, Silk and American Icon – will now become the main dining venues to support ‘My Time Dining’ and will all feature the same dinner menu each evening.
In addition, beginning 27NOV, Anthem of the Seas will offer either 1 or 2 formal evenings per cruise, dependent upon sailing length.
‘My Time Dining’ flexible venues will be located on Deck 4 in American Icon and Silk, while Chic and Grande will be designated as the early and late seating restaurants on Deck 3. The name and décor of each venue will remain unchanged.
All active bookings on-or-after 27NOV on Anthem of the Seas will automatically convert to the new dining program, respecting all pre-selected times, party sizes and other reservation features.
‘Traditional Dining’ will occur in The Grand and Chic restaurants with a choice of early (6:00pm) and late seating (8:30pm). Traditional dining includes a fixed dining time, fixed venue, fixed table assignment and same table companions each evening.
‘Flexible Dining’ will occur in the Silk and American Icon Grill restaurants. For that option, guests choose a preferred dining time and are seated on a 1st come, 1st served basis, with flexible table assignments.
Families with small children can take advantage of ‘My Family Time’ dining benefits while sailing onboard Anthem of the Seas. This is available as part of the traditional dining experience during the early seating time and can be reserved pre-cruise via Cruise Planner or once onboard. It enables children ages 3-to-11 to enjoy their meal within 40 minutes of seating before heading to the evening’s Adventure Ocean activities.
Cruise Critic has also reported on the removal of Dynamic Dining from Anthem of the Seas.