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Old May 21st, 2002, 12:17 AM
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Default Late Seating

A quick question-- being an experienced cruiser from a younger generation (age 23), i generally prefer the late seating dining time... gives me more time during the day, i stay up late most evenings anyway, and frankly, formal nights beginning when the sun is still up and half the passengers are still in swimwear just never clicked for me-- but that being said, I'm a bit concerned. I've sailed on Carnival 10 times, but the most recent was back in 1996. Since then, i've done just the NCL Freestyle thing, so this July is a return into the fold of late seating dining, and after looking at recent copies of the Capers from the Triumph (i'm saling on Victory) i'm concerned that there is a plethora of late night activity my girlfriend and I may miss (trivia, bands, etc.).... now don't get me wrong-- we're night owls, and we're all about styaing up till the wee, wee hours dancing, drinking a few, walking the deck, whatever-- but i'm worried the ship will be "dead" so to speak in the late night hours, particularly after midnight shows (that come right after the big show, which comes right after dinner, cutting "loitering" people watching time down).... I know it's a matter of preference, and they each have pros and cons, but can anyone share any experience on the late-night crowd on the Victory or her sisters? How late is the ship "buzzing", does late seating hider your night, etc... just some questions.. either way, it'll be the time of our lives i'm sure.

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Old May 21st, 2002, 08:33 AM
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We had the 8:30 seating on the Truimph last week and we seemed to miss some of the activities between 8:30 and 10pm. Not a big deal, the casino is always busy until about 2am as is the disco (both close at 3am) and the Piano bar (ends at 1 or 1:30). I enjoy late seating because, as you said, gives me more time in ports and by the pool, but I would have prefered the 8pm. The casino tables were extremely full after late seating and difficult to get in on one. The shows after late seating were not as full as those after early seating. Hope this helps...


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Old May 21st, 2002, 10:27 AM
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Default Pride Formal Nights

Does anyone know which are the formal nights on the Pride? I would like to make reservations at David's as soon as we get onboard but I don't want to mess up and miss a formal night in the regular dining room! Can't wait to get there! Our cruise is this Saturday and it seems like a year from now. Thanks everyone!

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Old May 23rd, 2002, 10:08 AM
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Formal nights are Sunday and Thursday.

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Old May 25th, 2002, 09:12 AM
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Just on Victory May 5, they have two dining rooms with staggered dining times, late dining is 8pm and 8:30pm. We had the 8:30 but think I would have preferred the 8pm, gives you a little time before the show and also time to do some of the things that start at 10pm - ask your TA to request the 8pm dining.
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Old May 26th, 2002, 01:01 PM
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When we were on the Triumph last year, we chose the early seating. After dinner we were free to do EVERYTHING.

Many times we had to be back on board around 3pm, because the ship left port at 4.

Early seating worked for us.
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