We wern;t even out of the Dining Room by 9. Dinner starts at like 8:15 for the late sitting on our cruise. We would get out at like around 10. The shows my parents went to started about 10:30, and i would meet my people right after dinner. Once your parents realise, that 9 is right in the middle of things, DINNER!!! They will be sure to knock it back. Good luck trying to get it later! Have fun!