I read something in a magazine which confused me. Sounds like on HAL that guest are automatically assumed to be open seating unless they request traditional dining. Then they are put on a waiting list for a traditional dining time? Sounds kooky to me
When I sailed 3 times with HAL I requested an assigned dining time at booking. Now that requires being put on a waiting list?
If I desired open seating, I would have gone with Norwiegn !