Originally Posted by sail7seas
No 'duds' when you dine only with DH or friends.
I actually like being forced together with strangers. Even the bad people have their uses. They provide a source of conversation when you switch to another table or on your next cruise; "remember those annoying people from Chicago...". One cruise we had were seated at the 10 seat "swing" table. It was the table for people who wanted to squeeze into the late seating at the last minute or try it for the night. We had our assigned seat at the table but about half the table was new each evening. It was a lot of fun.