Thanks for sharing your stories and experiences. On my first cruise, I guess they didn't know what to do with the 3 of us singlton ladies, ages 33, 39, 61...so we had a small table all to ourselves. This next cruise will be my sister and I and we requested a large table. Neither of us are seriously picky, but I DO get disgusted by the whole talking with mouth full of food and smacking and stuff, hehee...I can't even stand to be in a movie theater and having to be near people eating popcorn and rattling wrappers, ha ha. We have faxed the dining coordinator at RCCL asking that we be seated in a specific waiter's section, as we know he will be on the ship when we go, so we at least know we will get along well with the waitstaff again, yeah!