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Old January 26th, 2005, 09:47 AM
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Default Britannia -- Early vs. Late Dinner Seating

Hi, everybody. I have more questions (sorry )

I've signed up for the Independence Day cruise, and will be dining in the Britannia restaurant. What are others' thoughts on whether a 6:15 pm (early) dining slot or 8:30 (late) slot would be better?

-- Is there a difference in cuisine quality, or the number of diners in the restaurnat, during each time?

-- Is there a difference in that an earlier slot would allot greater access to shows or enable the diner to get seating in lounges (e.g., Churchill's Cigar Lounge, Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bar) after dinner and stay throughout the evening?

-- Would a 6:15 dinner be too early if lunch ends at 2 pm?

-- Are there some non-dining activities that an early seating could conflict with?
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Old January 26th, 2005, 09:56 AM
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late is always better for us, we eat lunch late and find getting ready for dinner before 6pm decidedly odd, but it is personal preference. What time you eat at home is usually a good guide.

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Old January 29th, 2005, 03:19 PM
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The passengers we spoke to who ate early had a chance to see all the shows and movies etc. We ate later and was not going to rush dinner to catch a show...
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Old January 30th, 2005, 01:45 AM
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If seeing the shows are important to you, early will be best.

Early is generaly more popular, the late sitting is slightly quiter.

Food and service is the same.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 12:29 PM
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i was on the 2004 4th of July and had late dinner. The days at sea were so beautiful and perfect...I was relaxing all day and plenty time to read and workout...Also, plenty time to eat in the afternoon...I think the late dinner is much better on this very short vacation...The day of the fireworks , the early seating had to eat at 5:00 pm...Really early to eat on this ship...So the late could eat at around 7:00 pm to see the dazzzling display.
Also, you will stay dressed up on this ship. Being dressed up from around 5:30 pm till you go back to your cabin could be a very long time..
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Old January 31st, 2005, 01:18 PM
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I also felt unrushed during the late seating.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 02:49 PM
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My wife and I just got back from the Jan 22-29, cruise on the QM2. We had the late seating at 8:30pm in the Brittannia. Our server was Victor. He was marvelous. Attentive, funny, helpful.

We never felt rushed. Most nights the intertaimnent started at 10:30pm. Sometimes the show was held before dinner at 7pm.

The cruise was a dream come true.

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