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On ‎3‎/‎18‎/‎2017 at 7:48 AM, Matt said:

I have no definitive date to quote, but by all accounts June should be well into (or past) Q2 2017 so, yes, I would expect it to be in effect.

Any sight or word of these changes yet?

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18 hours ago, FManke said:

Any sight or word of these changes yet?

It's on its way: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2017/07/11/video-crafting-royal-caribbeans-main-dining-room-menu

I saw the new menu on Harmony and Anthem so far. Granted, those are new ships, so need someone on like Enchantment or Navigator to confirm they see the new menu too.

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1 hour ago, Matt said:

It's on its way: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2017/07/11/video-crafting-royal-caribbeans-main-dining-room-menu

I saw the new menu on Harmony and Anthem so far. Granted, those are new ships, so need someone on like Enchantment or Navigator to confirm they see the new menu too.

We are are on the Navigator in 44 days YIPPPPEEEE so i will check out the MDR menu and if it's the new one i will photograph it and also see if there are any new additions to Chops etc :5_smiley:.

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9 hours ago, Matt said:

It's on its way: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2017/07/11/video-crafting-royal-caribbeans-main-dining-room-menu

I saw the new menu on Harmony and Anthem so far. Granted, those are new ships, so need someone on like Enchantment or Navigator to confirm they see the new menu too.

 

7 hours ago, DAVE(Darkcabbie) said:

We are are on the Navigator in 44 days YIPPPPEEEE so i will check out the MDR menu and if it's the new one i will photograph it and also see if there are any new additions to Chops etc :5_smiley:.

Thanks guys! I'll be waiting for your reply. 80 days left till we leave! Look forward to the new menus.

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5 hours ago, lollilb said:

Does anyone have pics of the new MDR menus? Even if subject to change something new to drool over is always good! 

I hate to be a party poop, but the new menus I have seen have LESS options than the old ones and the options are more traditional and less innovative.  I've seen this same comment on other boards.  RCCL is appealing to the masses that want shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad and steak.   I guess I'm in the minority, because that is not what I want.

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10 hours ago, cruise-y said:

I hate to be a party poop, but the new menus I have seen have LESS options than the old ones and the options are more traditional and less innovative.  I've seen this same comment on other boards.  RCCL is appealing to the masses that want shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad and steak.   I guess I'm in the minority, because that is not what I want.

Hate to be a pessimist (or maybe corporatist), but this might also be a way to drive more traffic to the specialty dining venues, especially on larger ships like Oasis or Quantum class that have so many options that are apparently not being used as much as RCI might like (see Ultimate Dining Package). Pre-change, why would someone want to check out specialty dining if the MDR food was so good and so varied, except for a very special occasion?

Hoping that Freedom's MDR menu won't become too "commonplace" with its offerings considering the limited specialty dining options.

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1 hour ago, JLMoran said:

Hate to be a pessimist (or maybe corporatist), but this might also be a way to drive more traffic to the specialty dining venues, especially on larger ships like Oasis or Quantum class that have so many options that are apparently not being used as much as RCI might like (see Ultimate Dining Package). Pre-change, why would someone want to check out specialty dining if the MDR food was so good and so varied, except for a very special occasion?

Hoping that Freedom's MDR menu won't become too "commonplace" with its offerings considering the limited specialty dining options.

The specialty restaurants have pretty standard menus for their type of restaurant, at least Izumi, Chops and Giovanni's Table, all of which we have reservations for this Oct. The one thing that the MDR has going for it, is it's diversity. At least for now. If you are dining with a large group, everybody should be able to find something they like. It's kind of just like a plated version of the Windjammer, if you think about it.

Restaurants will not keep something on the menu if nobody is buying it. I wonder if this is what's driving the menu changes that people have been mentioning. If not enough people are ordering the roasted duck, they are going to stop carrying it. It's not worth it to them to source, store and inventory products that nobody is eating.

My idea of eating while on vacation, or anytime, is to try things that I cannot get or make readily at home. Others just stick to what they know. To each their own. 

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I like to try things but what we found on our last cruise on adventure was that the mdr was disappointing.   My first cruise i had amazing service and the food was always well made.  The staff cuts in the dining room have made it a very haphazard event.   If i didn't bring a class of wine with me,  i didn't get one until halfway through dinner.    My husband likes coke and a cocktail and would inevitably only get one.   We often waited a very long time between courses.  The specialty restaurants served us promptly with food and drinks,  and the service and quality was incredible. 

  In addition,  as ive mentioned before,  specialty dining plays havoc with large group tables,  and often there were only 2 people at a table for 8.  We just aren't enjoying the mdr as much,  and if the variety is meh, im thinking we will focus more on windjammer and specialty.   We are going to try mtd, and that isn't chaotic and slow as well.   Jane

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18 hours ago, cruise-y said:

I hate to be a party poop, but the new menus I have seen have LESS options than the old ones and the options are more traditional and less innovative.  I've seen this same comment on other boards.  RCCL is appealing to the masses that want shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad and steak.   I guess I'm in the minority, because that is not what I want.

Thanks @cruise-ythat's not good the unique things were what I was looking forward to most! 

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1 hour ago, cruise-y said:

Just boarded Liberty and I'm pleased to report that the original, diverse and innovative MDR menu is still being used.  Yay!  Lots of different things to try and many with a Caribbean theme.  I'm happy.  Hope it stays.

Thanks for the update!

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