(1:56 p.m. EST) -- Royal Caribbean has delayed the roll-out of Dynamic Dining, its flexible dining program that debuted on Quantum of the Seas in November. Initially slated to launch on Oasis of the Seas in March and Allure of the Seas later in May, "no target date for implementing" has yet been set.
The line originally announced in September that Dynamic Dining would be instated on Oasis and Allure of the Seas in 2015. Since then, the concept has been halted.
"As we continue to collect guests' feedback and put the finishing touches on Dynamic Dining aboard Quantum-class ships, Royal Caribbean International will postpone implementing the cruise line's new concept aboard Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas," Royal Caribbean spokesman Harry Liu told Cruise Critic.
When pushed for more information, Liu declined to comment further.
With no set dining times and no formal nights, Royal's Dynamic Dining culinary offerings span 18 possibilities on Quantum, including five free dining venues. It is a hot-button topic on Cruise Critic's community boards and has been routinely panned in member reviews of Quantum of the Seas. No word yet on if Anthem of the Seas, the forthcoming sister ship to Quantum, will feature Dynamic Dining or not.
-- By Brittany Chrusciel, Editorial Assistant