My question has to deal with seating assignments. Does anyone happen to know how seating assignments are distributed out for guests? On some cruises, I am seated with all past cruisers, with 50 cruises under their belts and on others, I am with all novices. How do the pairings match one guest with another? I'm sure this is a daunting task with My Time Dining and Speciality Restaurants but what is the cruise lines rational?
I would say, when you sail from Texas, because of the states geography, the odds are overwhelming that you will be seated mosty by Texans, with a sprinking of surrounding states. Ease of driving there, also adds to the local popularity too. People from this region cruise I think, mostly for the ship,[1st time cruisers not included] since ships usually cruise only to the west, the majority of time. They jump on easyern ships with relish when ships come offering a change of pace. I found out cruising on the Conquest, flying there from Boston, was was a bit more problematic, due to scheduling of flights, and, having 2 airports.
East coast ports, have much more varied passenger lists.
I know there is a method, in the way the lines determine seating arrangements, but, I have never heard exactly how. In these days of my time, anytime, etc, I bet it's not so complicated anymore.
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