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Old May 21st, 2004, 03:18 PM
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when travelling with children 14 and 10, do you think I can take a late sitting?
and if taking early sitting, the days at port after coming back from touring, dont you have to rush to much to go to dinner at 600pm? whats your opinion?
october 2th we will cruise on TRiumph.......it.s my first cruise

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Old May 21st, 2004, 03:44 PM
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Hi there...

Listen, I don't recommend to take the late seating with two young teens... the late seating starts either at 0800pm or 08h30pm, and it's quite late... I just came back from the Fascination and I had late seating at 08h30pm and never once went in the dining room. It's really too late. So I suggest you take the main seating at 06h15pm, it's the ideal time, and leaves your evening open to lots of activities on board...

Even if you take excursions at any ports, some come back before 05h00pm, so it gives you plenty of time to shower and change. Besides, Cozumel is the only port-of-call where you'll leave very late at night (the ship docks from 07h00am to midnight), and in the other ports-of-calls the ship will leave no later than 05h00pm, so it gives you plenty of time to come back, shower, change and enjoy your evening after dinner...

Hope it helps and have a great cruise !
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Take the early seating. Last year we took the late seating with our children and it was too late. This year we did the early seating and it worked out great.
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What time do you generally eat at home? I agree w/ Darcy. Your 10 year old probably isn't going to be thrilled w/ the late seating.
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I prefer the early seating. Have never had a problem getting back in time. With early seating we miss some great sailaways and sunsets!!

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I'd have to agree. I'm 23 and was falling alseep by the end of last seating dinner, so I know your 10 year old would be too! Do the early. No problem getting back from ports in time. Trust us :o)

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Old May 22nd, 2004, 06:58 PM
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thank you for your advice, I will take the early sitting, but I heard that sometime although you have choose early sit, when aboard carnival can give you late seat.
is this true??
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