Just wondering if anyone has any comments/experiences with "As You Wish Dining"on Holland America. We are thinking of doing a 30 night South Pacific cruise on the MS Statendam in February 2014. My husband and I are not fans of traditional dining or of being seated with strangers every night. We generally like to eat in the main dining room and we definitely prefer a table for two for the entire duration of the cruise. We have read that with "As You Wish" dining you are required to make a reservation each day for a table for two. However, we have also heard that the catch is you get stuck eating early because the tables need to be turned over...? We definitely prefer to eat at the later times.
On other cruiselines (Celebrity and Royal Carribean) we have had the experience of being promised a table for two for the duration of the cruise when we booked the cruise, only to find that this was not the case once we were ON the cruise. This eventually got worked out after having to make a fuss and involve the dining room manager, but this table for two thing seems to be an issue on all the cruises lines. Any comments would be appreciated.