dynamic dining a HUGE disappointment

Quantum of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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Quantum of the Seas

12 Night Southern Caribbean (Cape Liberty Roundtrip)

Sail Date: January 11, 2015

Ship: Quantum of the Seas

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 10178

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

Ship was beautiful. Ports were fine. Staff, with the exception of the captain, who I found condescending, were WONDERFUL.  BUT -- dynamic dining was HIDEOUS.  I felt betrayed by the fact that we booked cruise a year ago on another cruise and when asking questions about scheduling for the time for the main dining room, we were misled.  We have always chosen Royal Caribbean due largely to our excellent experience with their traditional dining experienence, and have been diamond club members for our last two cruises. We have encouraged friends and family to cruise both with us and separately on Royal Caribbean, but in the future will not do so if they continue in this direction.  We feel betrayed that such a huge change in the cruise experience was not communicated to us at the time of booking or at least prior to the cruise. we would have chosen a different cruise.  Because we had such faith in Royal Caribbean because of our excellent experience on numerous previous sailings, we did not research this ship in the months before this cruise.  We fear that if Royal Caribbean continues to refurbish other ships to this new model, we will have to look for another cruise which has traditional dining.  We might have been able to adapt to their My Time Dining, but dynamic dining is totally unacceptable.  We have always enjoyed having a consistent waitstaff and getting to know them. 

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
dynamic dining hideous, choices poor, each restaurant had same menu for all 12 days, not enough simple food, everything tried too hard, few "old favourites"

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
met our needs

Entertainment

5 out of 5
unique

Children's Programs

NA

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
beautiful ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Fort-De-France, Martinique

5 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
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