Great tablemates for the most part. Susancruzs and I were at a large table last fall on the Carnival Glory, and there was one woman who was a constant embarassment, but we tolerated her and enjoyed our other table mates very much.
Jose and I have always asked for large tables, but we ended up at a table for 4 on our 16 day Panama Canal cruise, and we don't know if there was no one else assigned to our table, but no one ever showed up. I never would have thought that I would want a table for two on a cruise, but those 16 evenings together, just the two of us, were wonderful! Yes, I did miss the socializing with others a little, but the one on one time with Jose was great.