Sea ViewsFrom President and COO, Adam Goldstein

Sea Views Blog with Adam Goldstein

Quantum Class Ships: Empowering Guests to Take Full Control of Their Dining Experience

Hi everyone. I’m excited to begin our Quantum of the Seas blog series by sharing details about a new approach to dining at sea onboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum Class ships. Our guests will control when, where and who they dine with every night of their cruise vacation; they can even decide how they’d like to dress.

Beet Salad

We’re calling this new approach, Dynamic Dining, and the most significant change is the elimination of a traditional main dining room on Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. What this means for our guests is that there are no set dining times, no assigned seats and no required formal nights, unless you choose to dress up. We have five complimentary main restaurants, and each has its own distinctive menu and ambiance.

-American Icon Grill will offer a take on the classic American road trip, pulling together best-loved regional favorites into one comfort-style menu. American Icon Grill will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

-Chic is where you’ll find contemporary cuisine made with the freshest ingredients that are evolved for a modern pallet for dinner. The décor in Chic is glamorous and sophisticated.

-Silk offers an exotic Pan-Asian menu that is inspired by the spice trade route to India and the Far East. Silk is open for dinner.

-The Grande is where every night is formal night. This main restaurant is inspired by the classic European ocean liners and featuring classic dishes for dinner.

-Coastal Kitchen fuses Mediterranean influences with the riches of California’s bountiful farmlands. Coastal Kitchen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is exclusive to suite guests.

Doesn’t it all sound delicious? Each restaurant will also offer a basic menu that is available upon request. We’ll have steak, chicken, salmon and a simple pasta for guests if they prefer to eat something other than what is on the menu.

Smoking Eggs

We also developed a new planning and reservations tool that will be available starting May 15th, again, offering ease and flexibility.

We took more time than we had planned when developing the dining experiences on Quantum and Anthem because our goal was to provide more options and flexibility so guests can tailor their dining experience to suit their individual preferences. I think of Dynamic Dining as the way you would enjoy dining in any major city, where you have lots of options as to the type of food and atmosphere and the flexibility to select a dining time that is most comfortable and convenient for you.

Last week we hosted a live event in New York where we shared details about Quantum Class dining with the press and some of our Crown & Anchor Society members. We set up the venue to reflect the decor and ambiance of several restaurants on Quantum and served food from the menus. We are thrilled with the response to our announcement and the compliments on the food. Mike Pezzicola, a Crown & Anchor Society member attended the event and I am still thrilled when I think about how he summed it up, “This idea of Dynamic Dining is everything that Royal Caribbean has promised and more. Not only the options that you have in the five main dining rooms, but also options such as Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver and Michael’s Genuine Pub.”

After the event Adam Goldstein, our President & CEO, conducted a Google Hangout to talk more about the new dining concepts on Quantum of the Seas. You can watch the replay here.

I plan to blog with teams from all areas of the company until Quantum of the Seas begins sailing from the New York area in November. I look forward to sharing more details during this journey. Look out for another piece where I plan to share more details about how Dynamic Dining is taking our Specialty Restaurants to the next level on Quantum Class ships. However if there is something specific that interests you about Quantum and Anthem, let me know by entering a comment below.

4 responses to:
“Quantum Class Ships: Empowering Guests to Take Full Control of Their Dining Experience”

  1. Paul Meyer

    Will you have to dress formally (suit and tie) to eat in the Grande?

    Will you have any buffet type eating venues?

    Paul

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Paul – Please visit http://bit.ly/QuantumDining for more information regarding the new dining options available onboard Quantum of the Seas. Thank you for your questions.

  2. David Schrum

    Will there be an easy way for large groups, such as a family group of 24, to reserve and eat together with Dynamic Dining? How does the group organizer to do this?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi David, large groups have the option of choosing to dine together or apart. There will be a new and exciting Dynamic Dining tool on May 15th, 2014 that will allow the group organizer to specify their dining preference. Thanks for your questions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Close

Connect With us

Tab indicator
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@julissaaxo We always have a spot open for you onboard! Where to next?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@besamemlr Our offers & promos change throughout the year. Please visit http://t.co/DJfqyO5DYR to see our most recent offerings. Thank you.
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@morgan_murphy Moms + piña coladas = the best vacation stories.
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@GoPackGo1992 Congratulations! Where are you sailing to to celebrate?
Royal Caribbean's avatar
Royal Caribbean@RoyalCaribbean
@morgan_murphy Well it sounds like you had a great time! What are you looking forward to on Quantum?
We're ready for you.

Photo captured by S.M. Tunli on Liberty of the Seas.
Soak it all in.

CocoCay view captured by dresanchez.
Sightsee from your deck chair.

#royalwow views captured by guest poordany on Instagram.
Vacation over too quickly? Sail back to back on Oasis of the Seas this fall and experience Europe like never before.
http://bit.ly/1lRMvKl
Some of our favorite guest photos from Labadee. http://bit.ly/1iKMoVI
We had an amazing time showcasing Quantum Dining in Aspen. Thank you to our friends at +FOOD & WINE http://bit.ly/QuantumDining
Go behind-the-scenes of some of our favorite onboard shows. http://bit.ly/1m0EMOv
In case you missed it, watch our Quantum Entertainment Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth here: Live Google+ Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth and Nick Weir
All-new shows and a Broadway favorite - Quantum of the Seas will have it all. Explore the world-class entertainment onboard: http://bit.ly/QOTSEnt
Don't miss out - join our Hangout with Kristin Chenoweth at 4:00pm EST for a special #QuantumOfTheSeas Entertainment announcement, live from the +Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas: http://bit.ly/KChenEntHangout

JavaScript and Flash are required to view video content. View the playlist on YouTube.

  • Elephant playing on Elephant playing on the beach in Phuket, Thailand. 4 hours + 36 minutes ago
  • Maya Bay, Thailand. Maya Bay, Thailand. 4 hours + 36 minutes ago
  • Nangyuan Island, Tha Nangyuan Island, Thailand. 4 hours + 36 minutes ago
  • Grand Palace, Bangko Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand. 4 hours + 36 minutes ago
  • Sail above the Carib Sail above the Caribbean. #parasail 1 day + 4 hours ago
  • Soak it all in. #coc Soak it all in. #cococay 1 day + 4 hours ago
  • Well hello there, pa Well hello there, paradise. #labadee 1 day + 4 hours ago
  • Sunsets at sea. Sunsets at sea. 1 day + 4 hours ago
  • Ice skating rink on Ice skating rink on Adventure of the Seas. 2 days + 3 hours ago
  • Ocean views from Adv Ocean views from Adventure of the Seas. 2 days + 4 hours ago
  • We're ready for you.
  • Summer plans.
  • Above and beyond.
  • Wait until you see the underwater views. #GreatBarrierReef
  • Well hello there, paradise.
  • Kissing the Caribbean goodbye for now. Click the link in our bio to watch the season finale of our @AwesomenessTV travel show with @yomuscleboii.
  • Even more fun on the horizon.
  • Soak it all in. #cococay
  • Colorful CocoCay.
  • Sail above the rest.
It’s Not Rocket Science – Keep Your Head in the Game

Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:20 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD This is intended as the first in a series of relatively easy to accomplish tasks that remarkably few aspiring managers actually... Continue Here to Read More…

Why the Royal Caribbean Brand Continues to Evolve

Monday, July 28, 2014 10:02 AM

By Vicki Freed, SVP of Sales and Trade Support and Service, Royal Caribbean International I asked some of the Royal Caribbean International senior leadership to write a guest blog about the state of... Continue Here to Read More…

My New Responsibilities

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:37 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. When I took on my new responsibilities a few months ago, I thought it would be very interesting to become a provider of shared... Continue Here to Read More…

Royal Caribbean at the Food & Wine Classic

Monday, July 21, 2014 11:52 AM

By Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International I recently returned from Aspen, Colorado where Royal Caribbean International was the official cruise... Continue Here to Read More…

Have You Cruised on 30 Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 10:07 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Less than four months to Quantum of the Seas! As one of my law professors like to say, the “relentless march of the... Continue Here to Read More…

Royal Caribbean Expands Cruise Vacation Offerings in Asia

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:30 AM

By Adam Goldstein, President &amp; COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. My latest travels brought me back to Asia the week of June 16 – 20.  As always, the pace and energy of the region are... Continue Here to Read More…

Personal Plans for the Second Half of 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014 9:51 AM

Blog by Adam A quick update on my other doings as the “empty nest” approaches even faster than the delivery of Quantum of the Seas. Our family continues our involvement with many aspects of... Continue Here to Read More…

How Entertainment on Quantum & Anthem Will Transcend Anything You've Seen on Land or Sea

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 4:22 PM

Blog by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Executive Vice President, Operations, Royal Caribbean International Hello, everyone.  Last week I had the pleasure of being in Las Vegas where we announced the amazing... Continue Here to Read More…

Catching the Travel Bug: My Explorations through SEED

Friday, June 20, 2014 11:18 AM

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s community support efforts often focus on education and social services for underserved youth. Over the years I have written from time to time about my long term... Continue Here to Read More…

Kristin Chenoweth Talks Entertainment on Quantum of the Seas

Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:05 PM

Blog entry by Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Chenoweth is a Tony and Emmy Award winning Broadway, film, and television actress. She is also the official Quantum Experience Advisor for Entertainment and... Continue Here to Read More…