We sailed on Zaandam in April. Requested very strongly to our TA for a Table of 2. This was our anniversery, which we also mentioned. Once we were on board the first thing we did was check out our table. Unfortunately it was a table for 8!! We requested a change but we were told several times that no Tables for 2 were available!! I bet if we slipped him a $20 he would have come up with one because every evening at dinner we saw several open tables for 2. This is my biggest beef with cruising . The only time we were ever accomodated was on Carnival after we slipped the Maitre'D some cash. That doesn't seem fair to me. I guess we should have screamed louder.!