Originally Posted by Parrot Mom
We have an AQUA class cabin but want to opt for the MDR and was told we had to talk to the maitre de when we got onboard ship..Basically it's the same menu I've read
The menus are not even close; we compared them several nights, never saw a reason to want to go to the MDR. Different menus, different kitchens, and a much more relaxing atmosphere. We sat right next to a huge picture window every evening (sometimes dark, sometimes still daylight, or watched the sunset). I can think of no reason to switch to the MDR.