Royal Caribbean International today announced enhancements to the
cruise line's dining program, offering guests greater flexibility,
personalization and convenience. With the introduction of new flexible
dining programs called My Time Dining and My Family Time Dining for
kids, guests will now have a diverse variety of choices to dine
whenever and in the style they wish. This is in addition to the
traditional dining, casual or specialty dining and room service
offerings. The new dining program is available immediately fleetwide.
My Time Dining, first piloted on select ships since early 2008,
offers dinner in the main dining room whenever guests wish during
dining hours. My Time Dining guests can make daily reservations for
specific seating times or choose to walk-in. Guests choosing My Time
Dining will not have a pre-assigned table, but will be seated in the
main dining room and order from the same traditional dinner menu.
Guests can be seated with the party they arrive with, request to be
seated with other guests or dine alone. To ensure a smooth and
undisrupted experience, no additional guests will be seated at a table
once dinner service has begun. Guests choosing My Time Dining must
prepay gratuities and enroll onboard or in advance.
As part of the recently announced new family program, My Family Time
Dining offers an expedited 40-minute dinner experience during the first
seating in the main dining room for kids, ages 3-11, enrolled in the
Adventure Ocean youth program. Once seated, kids will enjoy expedited
service and be immediately served. Forty-five minutes into the seating,
a youth counselor will escort kids from the main dining room entrance
back to the Adventure Ocean spaces for continued evening activities,
allowing parents to enjoy the rest of their dinner at their leisure.
For more convenience to parents and more fun for kids, Lunch and Play
provides kids in Adventure Ocean with lunch, movies, cartoons and
free-play time between noon and 2 p.m. under the supervision of
Adventure Ocean counselors. There is a charge of $7.95 per child for
the Lunch and Play program.