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Old December 14th, 2003, 09:20 PM
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how does carnival pick who you will be seated with? we asked for a table of 8. does it go by age? or where you are from?
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Old December 14th, 2003, 09:58 PM
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If you're traveling with people you know have your travel agent cross reference your bookings and you'll be seated together.

If not, and you've requested a table for 8, they'll assign people. Normally if they note kids sailing with their families, they'll try and seat them with other families.

Carnival does request ages in your booking info... so that may factor into their seating plans.

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Old December 15th, 2003, 12:16 PM
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Age, and usually couples are with couples, singles with singles. My husband and I got married at age 22 (a little younger than average), so every time we cruise we're put at the honeymooners table (and sometimes we're still the youngest!) - but we don't mind, it's nice getting the cake even when you've been married 3 years!
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Old December 15th, 2003, 03:25 PM
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I have been on three cruises (i am 22) and have been seated with multiple ages and types. I have been seated with singles, parents, couples, older couples and families??? Not really sure why?? Some how ended up at the exact table on two different cruises ( 1 on the fantasy 1 on the fascination -sister ships) weird? but I havent seen a real pattern.



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Old December 15th, 2003, 04:25 PM
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I am a travel agent/cruise specialist and Carnival does its best to match you with people in your age group to make sure everyone is as compatible is possible. You might ask for a smaller table, ask your travel agent to request a slightly different age group. It also depends on your seating, early vs. late. Those who like the nightlife tend to enjoy the later seating, while early-risers, families etc. like the earlier seating.

If you don't feel comfortable with your seating, you can certainly speak with the maitre d' when you first arrive on the ship. They have the seating arrangements in a public location on the ship (check the daily newsletter for the times and location) and the dining staff is usually able to accommodate any changes. Also, if you get to your table and are not happy with your tablemates, you can speak to the maitre d' in the dining room and request to be moved. The maitre d' and host staff are usually very discreet with these changes and you just end up disappearing mysteriously instead of causing uncomfortable situations with your tablemates.

Have a great day!
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Old December 15th, 2003, 05:59 PM
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Sometimes.... we ended up at a table for 10 on RCL's Alaska Cruise... My wife and I and a family of 8 Chineese people, with only 1 that even spoke rudimentary english. While we love to meet new poeple, after two nights finally realized that we were not communicating, and asked to be moved to a table with some people we had met.

All went well for three days, until the Romanian waitress from the previous table came over to our new table and made a big scene asking what she did wrong, and why we moved, and that she lost five days of tips... what a mess.... loud and vocal... My crusiemates, on their 7th cruise, went and got the Matri d' get her off our backs....

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Old December 16th, 2003, 10:08 AM
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Hi all!

My husband and I will embark on a 7-day cruise on the Victory on 5/9, and wondered how we go about putting in a request for seating (time and number at table)?

Lisa :-)
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