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"Dynamic Dining" invades the Oasis.

Due for introduction aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas, Dynamic Dining is now going to be introduced on the colossal Oasis of the Seas.  Dynamic Dining is the Royal Caribbean approach toward “freestyle dining” which Norwegian Cruise Line brought to the industry some years ago.  

Dynamic Dining essentially has passengers rotating through a series of different restaurants.  Akin to the NCL approach you have means to choose where you go within reason.  This is also not unlike Disney Cruise Line cycling passengers through a few different locations.  Likewise, this move comes after years of decentralizing the dining experience aboard ships of the Voyager class or larger as premium and “my time” options were introduced.  

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Holland America Line lays keel for new Pinnacle class.

Targeted for delivery in early 2016, Holland America Line laid the keel for a new “Pinnacle” class ship.  Steel was put to block for the 2,650 passenger ship at Fincantier’s yard in Marghera, Italy. No name for the ship has yet been announced, however the interior design is being lead by Adam D. Tihany of New York and Bjorn Storbraaten of Oslo, Norway.

Cunard Queens to circle globe together.

On January 10, 2016, the three “Queens” of Cunard will leave Southampton for a five month journey together around the globe.  Cruise ships Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria will sail with purebred ocean liner Queen Mary 2 and return to return to the UK May 10, 2016.  Their itineraries will vary, each visiting slightly different ports of calls in many cases.  However all three will remain in the same region as they progress through Asia and back to Europe.