My guess would be that the 8 of you will sit together if your bookings are associated with one another. I doubt they would add more people to a table of eight. Once you all get your sail & sign cards, you'll be able to make sure you are all seated at the same table. If there is a problem go see the Maitre D to change your seating arrangements. You can call the purser or check the capers to find out where the maitre D is going to be doing seating requests after boarding.
If your reservations are all linked together, you'll probably end up at an 8 top. A 10 top may put the other "two" as the third wheel.
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Yes, I agree and that was what I was a little worried about. If 8 of us who know each other are all talking/laughing at our inside jokes.....I wouldn't want anyone else to feel left out. It would take a very out going couple of people to feel comfortable in that setting. Especially the rowdy group we have.
-Carnival Triumph-October 2007
-Carnival Elation-October 2008
-Majesty of the Seas-May 2009
-Carnival Legend-October 2010
I’ve been on 2 cruises with a total of 6 in our group and 2 with a total of 4. Our dinner seating has always been sized to our groups. Lunch and Breakfast are open seating so if you eat in the dinning room, you will often be seated with other people since they tend to use the 10 person tables.
It works out pretty good. You eat dinner with a group that you are comfortable with but during shorter meals you have a chance to meet other interesting people.