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Old February 26th, 2011, 05:39 PM
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I love cruiseing but do not like to stand in lines. I pay for a suite for the perks, but do any of the lines reserve seats for evening shows. I cant see getting there early for a seat and putting up with BINGO MANIA .
Vacations for me are about comfort and not about being a snob. I just cant see waiting in line like cattle.
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I know Royal Caribbean reserves the middle section in the balcony area for Suites guest, about 50 seats until the show starts then then are open for anyone. You have to show the usher your cabin key.
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I've never heard of reserved seats . We try to get to the show 20 minutes early .
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If there is a show we don't want to miss... by the time we walk/stroll from the dining room to the theatre the first show is just leaving and its just as easy to walk in and find a seat. Now that we have learned the secret of using the handicapped elevator (Parrot Pop uses a rollator) we are able to get right down to the front and believe it or not there are always people in the first row who are saving seats...in an empty theatre
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Henry,
I think we all agree, saving a seat or two is one thing, but I have seen people saving a whole row of seats for everyone in their group. That is just not cool.
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I think we all agree, saving a seat or two is one thing, but I have seen people saving a whole row of seats for everyone in their group. That is just not cool.

Confession is good for the soul .I have saved as many as 5 seats .
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Confession is good for the soul .I have saved as many as 5 seats .
But for how long?

I have never attended a theatre on a vessel where all the seats were taken.

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Oh I have, in fact had to stand in back, not a seat in the house....Unless you get there a good 20 minutes before the show at least...
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I have also arrived five or ten minutes before the show and there were no two seats (that weren't "saved") together and end up in the back.

I have also gone ahead and just sat down in seats where someone was saving an entire row of seats. They weren't happy but the interesting thing is that on the couple of times I've done this only two or three of the people, who the seats were saved for, ever showed up.

I know Royal Caribbean does reserve seats for suite guests and on NCL you can have your butler escort you to the theater and seat you.

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I have never attended a theatre on a vessel where all the seats were taken.

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Probably 10 minutes ,however ,there were a few nights that people objected and I gave them a seat .
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We prefer to sit inthe back on the aisle, so we usually have no problem,as we get there ealry and relax....I would have to say, if a row was saved,and I needed 2 seats..our tushes would sit down. and wait for the ball to drop.....
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We also like to sit toward the back (in case the show's a "stinker" and we want to escape ) and never have a problem finding seats. I can't think of any show I want to see so badly that I would stand!

Also, if you're there to watch the show, why would anyone have to sit with a whole group of people? (I understand your spouse and maybe another couple, but a whole group???)

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Thanks for all the info. Still need info on celebrity but will probably go with rc
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We also like to sit toward the back (in case the show's a "stinker" and we want to escape ) and never have a problem finding seats. I can't think of any show I want to see so badly that I would stand!

Also, if you're there to watch the show, why would anyone have to sit with a whole group of people? (I understand your spouse and maybe another couple, but a whole group???)

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