Answer to 1st night dining
OK--this is based on last two sailings (last one July 2005)
The first night is casual (hey not everyone has their luggage yet) and it is open seating--with early and late just a bit earlier than during other nights of cruise:
7:45 late. When you arrive at entrance you will be directed to a table, the waiter will wait until table is full then take orders. This will not be your permanent table, nor tablemates.
p.s. at 9:35pm was the muster (life boat drill)
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