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?
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..