Whether on a cruise or in day-to-day life, I can't STAND people who save seats/space-in-line. And the people who ask you to save for them are just as bad - too lazy to get to the place in time, or too chicken to try it themselves. And when a cruise line specifically says you can't do it, it makes my day to take saved seats. Sure, saving a seat for someONE who's in the john or at the bar IS reasonable. But for a large group? These are the same people who cut in line as if they're the most important people on earth. Sheesh.