I am so tired of hearing " we can only request a dining time, and forget asking what size table you'd like" once on board you can see the Maitre'd.
My travel agent said Carnival is so behind the times compared to other cruiselines in simple procedures. Surely they can assign a time or table when booked. Heck airlines can do it as well as the competition.
Adventure of the Seas RC April 2008
Carnival Liberty April 2007
Carnival Miracle April 2005
Carnival Destiny June 2001, July 2005
NCL Southward June 1985 Honeymoon!