At 167,000 tons, Royal Caribbean's Quantum of The Seas is the world's first ever smart ship. Her sister ship, Anthem of The Seas, is due to launch this Spring from Southampton, England.
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of The Seas is currently sailing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ. Her sister ship, Anthem of The Seas, is due to launch this Spring from Southampton, England, and will be coming to Bayonne in November 2015.

For those who have sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of The Seas, the reaction to the Dynamic Dining concept has been negative beyond one’s imagination. Dynamic Dining is the brand new dining concept introduced on the Quantum class. Instead of a main dining room, passengers get to eat in one of four themed dining rooms. The four restaurants are the American Icon Grill, CHIC, Silk, and The Grande. The Grande is the dining room requiring formal attire. What has the passengers unimpressed is the need to make reservations for each of the four dining rooms. There have been long lines, with angry and impatient passengers added on top of it. For much of the inaugural season, Dynamic Dining has been Royal Caribbean’s biggest disappointment. Finally, Royal Caribbean has made a change. It is a change that will finally calm passengers’ agitation for good.

Aside from the newly improved Dynamic Dining, Anthem of The Seas will feature the well-famed North Star.
Aside from the newly improved Dynamic Dining, Anthem of The Seas will feature the well-famed North Star.

What is this new change? It is a change that will finally calm all of the upset stomachs. Fingers crossed! First off, passengers must purge the reservation matter from their memory. That format is no more. If anyone has sailed on Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean is implementing the rotational dining format into Dynamic Dining, to give passengers a more desirable dining experience. Passengers will have the same waiter and same assistant waiter. The waiter and assistant waiter will follow the passengers from one dining room to the other all throughout the cruise. In addition, passengers can choose their dining time just as they are used to on other ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Passengers are entitled to having a choice of where they wish to eat. With this change to Dynamic Dining, passengers can have the pleasure of enjoying their meals at ease, not in a tirade.

There’s still a big question asked. What if a passenger doesn’t want to eat at Silk or at The Grande? Not everyone likes Asian or dressing up in a suit or tuxedo. Passengers can still enjoy a complimentary dinner at Devinly Decadence. Devinly Decadence is located on Deck 14 forward, near the Solarium. If Devinly Decadence doesn’t spark a passenger’s interest, there are plenty of specialty restaurants to choose from. The specialty restaurants on board the Quantum class are the award-winning Chops Grille, Michael’s Genuine Pub, Jaime’s Italian, and Wonderland. Each of the four specialty restaurants await the taste buds of the more spontaneous passengers. If none of those restaurants please their fancy, the Windjammer Marketplace is the perfect place of choice. The Windjammer Marketplace is Royal Caribbean’s on board buffet, located on Deck 14. The Windjammer Marketplace, without a doubt, serves up the best breakfast and lunch daily. Further, the Windjammer Marketplace serves up some of the most satisfying dinner meals on the high seas.

Author David Kriso, and his family enjoying dinner at CHIC on Deck 3.
Author David Kriso, and his family enjoying dinner at CHIC on Deck 3.

The newly improved Dynamic Dining is not set to debut until this spring. The Quantum of The Seas will be repositioning to Shanghai, China in early May. This spring in Southampton, England, the soon-to-be-launched Anthem of The Seas will feature the newly changed dining concept. Dynamic Dining is being given a much needed second chance. Starting November 2015, Anthem of The Seas will be sailing out of Bayonne, NJ. Passengers from all over the United States will be looking forward to enjoying their cruise and their dining experience in a well-deserved manner. Instead of waiting in line, passengers can enjoy a gourmet meal with a dining concept that is “in line” with their desires.

 

 

 

About Author

David Kriso has been a travel writer since August 2011. He is a contributing writer for both of his hometown's newspapers, The Gazette, and The Observer. His articles focus on cruise and railroad travel. David is also published online at ProwsEdge.com, a cruise magazine based in Vancouver, Canada and at Amtrak's story site, Whistlestop.Amtrak.com. David also writes for the publication Examiner.com. On Examiner.com, he writes about cruise and rail travel. David is a long-time train traveler, avid cruiser, and a Disney traveler since age 4.

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