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Old June 19th, 2011, 11:08 PM
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We are book on the Triumph in August and selected the "Your Time" option for dinner.
Anyone out there do this yet and have an opinion on it, good or bad.
We are traveling with a group of five.
Any issues with getting a table?
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Not on the Triumph but have had it once on the Fascination and twice on the Fantasy. I loved it and had no problem getting a table. Now I do go a bit later around 8pm.
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My wife and I really enjoyed this very much. We are early diners. They start at 5:30 pm. By 6:15 pm the dining room area for Anytime is full. People who show up 6:30 would have a least a 1/2 hour to a hour wait as the early birds are finishing there meals. We have heard of some people complaining about how long they have been waiting as we were leaving the dining room. After 8 p.m. I don't think there would be any wait at all. Have a grat cruise. Ed
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I did this on the Liberty last year. I loved it. I met many more people than I would have met had I had a fixed time and table. I really enjoy meeting people and having different dining companions on a nightly basis.

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We just did this on the 6/4/11 sailing of Carnival Liberty and greatly enjoyed it. It was a family cruise (6) four adults and two children. We usually ate between 5:45 and 7:00 p.m.. The service was excellent (especially the four nights we had Antonio and his team). We NEVER had a wait for seating. I did notice more lines around 7:00.

It seemed like the pace was a bit faster than in traditional and I actually liked that because of the kids. We usually were in and out in just over an hour.

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We have used flexible dinning on many cruise lines it is much better

Sometimes there may be a Que at peak times around 19.30-20.00 most ships give you a device that buzzes when your table is ready.
If you don't mind who you sit with you can normally get seated straight away
It is nice to have different dinning companions each night then if you hit it off you can meet up again and go in together
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really like that style of dinning. if you like, and if you don't mind a possible wait, you can pick your waiter and table. to me, it's the way to go.
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We also like the "Your Time Dining". We enjoy meeting new people when we do go to the dining room and, (after some pretty bad tablemates (abusive husband's) in the past at assigned tables), we like that we're not "stuck" at a table!

We also enjoyed ordering from Room Service when we didn't want to go to the Dining Room. When you book "Your Time Dining" you don't have to give notice if you're not going to be at your table in the dining room , which makes things easier!

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Thanks guys. When I started reading this thread, I intended to tell you that we have tried anytime dining twice and intended to go back to a fixed time and table on our next cruise. Our reason was that we missed meeting new people at our assigned table. Admittedly, we have never had a bad experience with boorish people at our assigned table. As I read more I realized that we might have been lucky and, since our next cruies is ten days, being unlucky would be a real downer. I talked it over with DW, we decided to call our planner and change our next cruise from a fixed time to anytime dining.
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I'm looking forward to the change of pace. Thanks for everyones response!!
I guess we've be lucky and never had a bad experience with tablemates.
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