I just heard Royal Caribbean has announced that My Time Dining will expand to all of their ships. I'm not sure what I think about it. On one hand the flexibility is nice but I do like to know what time dinner will be so I can plan around it. I also worry about the loss of good tablemates and servers with all the switching.
I'd be interested in others thoughts.
April 1, 2006 - Serenade of the Seas - 7 days to the Southern Caribbean
October 8, 1984 - NCL Sunward II - 3 day cruise to the Bahamas
I agree with you 100%. I hope they don't go totally to "My Time Dining". If they give us a choice of My Time, or Traditional, it would be O.K. One of the things the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I like best about cruising, is meeting great folks at our BIG dinner table, and the friendships that develop from these dinner partners. I'll take traditional dining any time,,,,thank you.
Splendour of the Seas 97
Serenade of the Seas 07
Liberty of the Seas 07
Jewel of the Seas 08
Caribbean Princess 11
Nieuw Amsterdam 11
Oasis of the Seas 12
Queen Elizabeth 12
Carnival Valor 13
Carnival Fantasy 14
Carnival Valor 15
I'm pretty sure you can set up a regular reservation time (same time every evening) but I don't know about the same table. If you meet congenial people, you can set it up to eat together every night also. If you get a waiter you like, it seems like they should be able to set you up at one of his/her tables as well, but who knows?