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Old October 12th, 2009, 03:07 PM
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We're taking the grandkids this June (6 and 9) and were wondering if the early or late seating is better for kids seeing shows. We're favoring the early times now. What are the usual show times on Carnival? We're normally on NCL or Princess.
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I think you should probably go with early seating with kids that young. As adults, you may easily attend either show, but the early shows tend to be more family oriented.
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If you do Early Seating, then the Big Shows, are usually at 8:30. If, however, you opt for Late Seating, then the shows are split,,,,sometimes being before dinner, but more often at 10:30! If I were you, I think I'd ask for early seating with the young'ens....

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Another vote for early seating in the formal dining room...not just because of the 8:30 p.m. showtime but because young children are so pooped out from all the day's activities, they just can't stay awake to enjoy dinner then a late show.
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Just FYI, there is no difference in content between early and late shows. The exception are the late-late comedy routines, but they are done in a different lounge and are described in the Capers as being adult shows. But, the ones in the main show lounge are not more or less family oriented depending on time. They are the same.
But, I agree that early seating is probably best, because kids do get tired and late seating goes really late....for kids and me!
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I stand corrected. I have always heard that the later main shows tend to be more risque, so I was going on that.
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Early is really the best choice, to approximate the time when they would eat at home...you rarely see many children at the late seating..I have never been disturbed by kids when I dine early..every one has always been well behaved, and my cruise last week proved it again....
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Oh for sure early. And to tell you the truth. My 8 year old nice loved being with the Camp Carnival group so much. She would rather eat dinner with the camp kids than with us in the dining room. On a 7 day cruise she ended up only eathing in the dining room with us 2 times. So I would go with the early seating but if the kids enjoy Camp Carnival they may not be there often. :-)
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