I'm not advocating the dine and dash. I don't wolf down a meal either, but seriously, If your party of 6 needs to go over the plan of the day-particularly on port days, please do it somewhere other than the table in the Lido during rush hour. That's all I'm sayin'. DW and I just returned from a 7 day Eastern on the Carnival Dream, and this was a big problem in the poorly named "The Gathering". The hangers-on combined with a bad lay out made for some trying meal times. Particular to the Dream, anyway, I believe some more accurately descriptive names for the Lido rest. would be something like "The Throng", "The Horde", "The Rabble", or "The Mob". Something that more accurately describes the ambiance and feel of the place.