SO as a party of 4 with 2 kids, (very well behaved - the kids, not us adults), how do I see to it that the other people at our table don't mind kids? Should I see the Maitre'd (sp) before we sail and confirm that we are with others with kids,. We have been on 5 cruises but this is only the second time with the children (first time we were with another party that had kids so it wasn't a problem - although they were, but that is another story).
We have had a few experiences that were not the greatest - people that didn't speak english, people that had no manners, etc ... but we have ALWAYS had a great time, no matter what.
Although we NEVER seem to get super outstanding or awesome waitstaff - good, compenent, but not the kind that are doing the magic tricks or having their tables laughing and clapping for their antics. ---but then again when we go to Beni-hanna (sp) we never get the spuer fantastic tableside cook -- competent, but not the show stopper.
Ah well that is my lot in life I guess.