Maybe they do things differently over there by ships leaving from the US are much more lenient in their dress code & the dining room doors never close. Not that I would show up very late for regular dining but I'd almost venture to say they would accommodate a person arriving 1 hour after opening.
We very often go back to the main dining room for dessert since there desserts are always better than the buffet.
Originally Posted by johnthed0g
Very different outlook on the term "formal," I think of formal as suit & tie at the least, but Tux as the norm. Also on the ships I go on the MDR doors would be closed about 15 minutes or so after the dinner sitting on fixed dining, can't imagine just going in the MDR for dessert.
At 9 PM in the evening the place is usually only 1/4 full of diners finishing up a late meal.