New Celebrity Select Flexible Dining Option

Celebrity Cruises is launching Celebrity Select Dining, a new flexible dining option that allows guests to choose when they dine in the main dining room onboard on a day-by-day basis.

“Celebrity Select Dining gives our guests the flexibility to spend their days any way they like,” said Jacques Van Staden, Vice President of Culinary Operations, Celebrity Cruises. “Whether they wish to enjoy more time in a specific port of call one day and dine later that evening than another, or whether they wish to keep a traditional set dining time, they will receive the same amazing service and enjoy the same menu."

With the flexible dining option pre-cruise day-by-day reservations, guests can go online to choose their desired dining time - anytime between 6 and 9:30 pm - for each day of their cruise, up to four days prior to boarding. Reservations also can be made onboard with the main dining room’s Maitre d’.

Guests sailing on Celebrity’s newest ship, the 2,850-guest Celebrity Equinox, beginning with the September 26, 2009 sailing, will be the first to experience Celebrity Select Dining. Online booking for pre-cruise day-by-day dining reservations for this sailing opened today. Guests who are already booked on Celebrity Equinox’s sailings taking place on or after September 26 can choose to switch to Celebrity Select Dining.

Individuals who elect to take advantage of Celebrity Select Dining before cruising will be required to pay (before cruising) Celebrity’s recommended gratuity amounts for their waiter, assistant waiter, dining room management and stateroom attendants. 

For a comprehensive list of sailings for which Celebrity Select Dining’s day-by-day reservations will be available for booking, and what the booking dates are, visit

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