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More and more shipping companies are embracing the trend of increased freedom of choice at the meals for their passengers. From having previously been referred to two fixed dinner times, many shipping companies now let the passengers themselves choose the time when they want to eat in the evening.

For a long time, Norwegian Cruise Line was relatively lonely about its freestyle concept, where the guests themselves choose when, what and who they want to eat - without the need to be formally dressed up for dinner.

At Princess Cruises, it is called Anytime Dining, giving the guest the opportunity to choose other options, both in terms of time and place, than the traditional dinner set.

Royal Caribbean introduced a similar variant a few years ago; My Time Dining. Here the guest may choose his own dinner time, but the time is then valid for the rest of the cruise; freedom of choice with some limitation.

From 2011, Crystal Cruises also has its variation on the theme. They call it the Perfect Choice Dining which means three meal options; Classic Main, Late seatings and the new Open Dining by Reservation.

Heidi RovenCrystal CruisesFood and drinkNorwegian Cruise LineOn boardPrincess CruisesCruise LinesRoyal Caribbean Internationaldining, freestyle, cruise, meal, food, dinnerMore and more shipping companies are embracing the trend of increased freedom of choice at the meals for their passengers. From having previously been referred to two fixed dinner times, many shipping companies now let the passengers themselves choose the time when they want to eat in the evening. For a long time, Norwegian Cruise Line was relatively lonely about its freestyle concept where guests ...Cruises - news, great tips and advice