Surpirsing HAL has switched to a choice between Open and fixed. On our last cruise we opted for Open. I'm not sure why except that we were with a group and felt that maybe we'd want to eat earlier or whatever. The first night we went down at 7:30 and were seated almost immediately. We liked our table and waiters so much we asked if we could request them again. And we did, each and every day we called a made a reservation for 7:45 for table 51. It was great. So while we technically had open we were able to eat basically when we wanted. I didn't hear any complaints from other cruisers about the open dining. Maybe Celebrity will do the same and offer an option.