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Paul Motter October 8th, 2010 02:34 PM

How many seats is it acceptable to save?
 
You are on a cruise with popular entertainment.

How many seats do you tolerate any other person saving for their party? I personally assume saving one for your spouse is quite normal (they could be in the restroom). But saving an entire row is different.

So - how many seats do YOU think it is acceptable for any one person to save - assuming it is a popular show whichh will most likely be a full house?

nlb1050 October 8th, 2010 03:57 PM

I voted 4 because there are many families onboard and it is very possible that one parent will get the seats while the other is with or getting the kids. Also many couples are together and one of the group may want to get to the theater before the others.

Definitely do not feel that a person should be able to save as many as they want.

Lakers Fan October 8th, 2010 05:12 PM

I voted one but I must admit that I've saved as many as three in the past

robh October 9th, 2010 11:36 PM

Stick to your cabin
 
I voted for ones spouse as I like Paul's comment but can agree to vote for your own cabin mates, but that is it,
Not fair for other people who show up on time.
Also some rows might be needed for people who have walking issues or sight issues.

Comes down to be fair as we are not selling tickets.

Securityman October 17th, 2010 05:55 PM

The one seat for your mate is plenty; once in awhile if someone has to use the restroom it is O.K. to save another seat if asked. But not for evey show,bingo game or at the pool.

Truck Cruiser October 18th, 2010 01:44 AM

I voted...as many as one wants.....or can get away with but I do think there should be a time limit they can be saved.

Trip October 18th, 2010 10:49 AM

Considering the fact you are there to watch the entertainment, and chit chat is so limited, does it really matter if your extrended family/pals, are just an elbow away?

For myself,and hubby, I would not save more than 2 seats. I don;t think most people get upset over saving a couple of seats, a row or two,and bedlam could ensue:)

Donna October 18th, 2010 11:30 AM

I think saving one for your spouse is perfectly OK, even 4 if you are with another couple. As for more than that, not a good idea. Have seen it done many times before and it is just not fair to the people looking for seats and someone is saving a row. You can easily meet before walking into the theater and grab seats together. Once the show starts, its not like you can sit there and talk about your day, etc. anyway.

Nothin but blue skies October 27th, 2010 07:34 PM

For shows, I would say 1 per person. If you are with another couple, you save one, your spouse saves one, that should cover it. Sometimes everyone in your group can't get to the theatre at once, but if at least half of your group shows up together and each one saves a seat, you shouldn't have a problem. When 1 or 2 show up early and save a row, you have problems.

Queen of Oakville December 28th, 2010 08:43 PM

I say 50% of the party should be present, so 1 person could save 1 seat, 2 could save 2 seats, and so on and son on...

Lakers Fan December 28th, 2010 08:58 PM

On our last cruise 2 saved seats for 4

skymaster December 29th, 2010 09:32 AM

I usually wind up saving ONE seat for the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita). She absolutely has to play those slots until 2 minutes before showtime you know! :mad:

"SKY"

Rum Runner March 18th, 2011 10:37 AM

I agree that if you were ALL headed to the theatre and one of your party has to run back to the room or to the restroom, ok, save that one seat for them, but my overall opinion is very much like many restaurants do: You may be seated when your entire party has arrived.

So I essentially voted for zero.

Jacqueline March 18th, 2011 11:20 AM

I voted for none. If you not gonna use those seats immediately, they should not be occupied.

Lakers Fan March 18th, 2011 03:04 PM

Once again I say if there are reserved seats that eliminates people saving them .

skymaster April 27th, 2011 08:15 AM

Just off "Dream", and wandered into the big theater about 45 minutes early, to see one of the big production shows. I found a man, and two 8 year olds, attempting to save the entire center section, front row. I politely informed them that seat saving wasn't allowed. The 8 year old girl told me I could sit in the second row. :mad: That didn't sit real well with me. I sat down, and enjoyed the show, from my usual seat. They didn't like me much, but frankly,,,I didn't care!

"SKY"

Fern April 27th, 2011 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skymaster (Post 1368156)
Just off "Dream", and wandered into the big theater about 45 minutes early, to see one of the big production shows. I found a man, and two 8 year olds, attempting to save the entire center section, front row. I politely informed them that seat saving wasn't allowed. The 8 year old girl told me I could sit in the second row. :mad: That didn't sit real well with me. I sat down, and enjoyed the show, from my usual seat. They didn't like me much, but frankly,,,I didn't care!

"SKY"

Good for you! As I recall, besides not saving seats, children aren't allowed in the first three rows at the show's? We don't go to the show's much anymore, but we did run into "seat saving" one morning when we went to the theatre to meet for a shore excursion. I just plopped myself down in the first available seat (cane in hand). What do people NOT understand about "have your whole party together" before you come to the "meeting place", ?? :):)

Parrot Mom April 27th, 2011 09:25 PM

Saving seats
 
Voted for one for spouse.. Last cruise there was a man reserving a whole set of seats way back and no cajoling or pleading with hostess would change his mind.. I've also found that many people enter the main theatre right after the first show empties and plop themselves down in their favorite seats, holding three or four seats usually in the front rows (often they remained empty). Rather than being in "no mans land" (the bar at the very back of the theatre) where handicapped are left to find a spot... we discovered the "secret" elevator and with his rollator Parrot Pop was able to go down to the lowest level and find a seat that wasn't behind a column and had great sight lines. We have always enjoyed theatre and take every opportunity to see the show every night.

Emmutt September 30th, 2011 11:20 AM

I have saved 3 before as I was the first to arrive, But I arrive very early as does the rest of my party. We are usually all present 30 mins before show time. The thing I detest is when the show is just about to start (or has already started) and people come in and expect you to slide in and fill in empty places so their party can all sit together. I politely decline and tell them if they want to choose where they sit, arrive earlier.

ruthlessboss September 30th, 2011 12:53 PM

I don't believe in saving quantities of seats. Are these late comers going to see a "different" show if they don't sit all together? It's not like they are going to get lost on a ship.

Paul Motter September 30th, 2011 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Queen of Oakville (Post 1337805)
I say 50% of the party should be present, so 1 person could save 1 seat, 2 could save 2 seats, and so on and son on...

I think this is an excellent idea


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