Originally Posted by Travelbuggs
Have to disagree with you here
. You will NOT be seated faster if you don't mind sitting with someone else. In fact, you will wait longer. Most people on NCL ship's have no interest in dining with strangers, and ask for tables for their party size. You can make a request to be seated with others, but just know that it may not be possible. We have cruised with NCL 4 times and have waited once for a table. We were given a pager and a voucher for a free drink and were paged from the bar area before we could take a few sips. NCL is set up for Freestyle cruising and it is very efficient and easy to get tables for your party size.
Nope, not correct. If you walk up and simply tell them you will accept the first available table, you'll normally get seated right away and usually won't have to wait. You could end up getting seated by yourself or you could be seated with someone else, but we've never had to wait when telling them we'll take 'whatever'.
If you walk up and request a specific size of table or request not to be seated with others, you could end up waiting because it may or may not be immediately available.
They try to seat first come first served just like any restaurant does, which is the whole idea behind 'anytime dining'.