I agree, Mike. Waiting for a table is a rare thing at NCL, as is being pushed to join other parties in order to avoid a wait. I have never been asked to join anyone else and have never even observed it. Those who are new to NCL and are used to "traditional" dining on other lines sometimes get the mistaken impression that long waits are to be expected because you do not have "your" table. Just did not want anyone to think that it will be difficult to dine with just their party. Probably the biggest reason I have stuck with NCL for the past four and future three cruises is that I can avoid having to make small talk with a group of strangers every night.