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Old January 25th, 2012, 10:37 AM
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What is the maximum number people at a table in the MDR ?

On HAL I sat at tables with a total of 12 people .
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Old January 25th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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I suppose if you were a group you could arrange whatever you wanted, I think 10 is the biggest on P&O, but we have been on an 8. Shape can be a problem, a big oval table can leave those at the ends "out of contact" but a round one doesn't. I know not everyone likes it but moving around is a good idea on bigger tables I think.
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We are a group of 12 .
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Henry,
I believe 12 people is the largest, hopefully, you are all booked together to insure one large table?
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Yes ,we believe we are all booked for one table .
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Tables for 12 are in fact quite rare. The "normal" largest tables are for 10.

Tables for 12 really aren't very good for socializing either, nor for service.

If there's 12 of you, you'd probably enjoy it much more if you got two 6 tops, and then alternated seating amongst your group through the cruise.
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I like a table for 8 max.....I rotate our seating every night for different tablemate next to us,and a different view of the dining venue. That would have to happen to enjoy a group of 12. Also the noise and talking over one another, would turn me off.
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Another thing has arisen on another site, ''anytime dining'' those who don't like it say it is rushed & can be noisy with tables at different stages, different courses being served & tables being cleared. Any experience of this?
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Tables for 12 are in fact quite rare. The "normal" largest tables are for 10.

Tables for 12 really aren't very good for socializing either, nor for service.

If there's 12 of you, you'd probably enjoy it much more if you got two 6 tops, and then alternated seating amongst your group through the cruise.

Good suggestion ,thanks .
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JTD we did "Select Dining" (I think that is what it was called.) I didn't really notice that. Each night we ate at a six or eight top, so there was a little time involved waiting to accumulate an full table. However, I have waited much longer waiting for fixed dining tablemates to show up.

Most of our tables broke up at about the same time. A couple of nights we had someone slip off early for a show. I think We felt less rushed as there was no scheduled seating to follow or notice of tables being changed over for breakfast the next day.
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