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Old April 17th, 2004, 11:30 AM
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Will we miss out on most of the onboard entertainment (shows, etc) by selecting late dinner seating? We think the late seating will have fewer kids/families and thus, more attractive to us, but don't want to miss out on all the other good stuff. Advice?
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Old April 17th, 2004, 11:50 AM
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on RCCL they also had 2 seating for the entertainment. often you would go to the show before dinner if you had the late seating. if not you would go to a late late show.

i recommend the 2nd seating if you dont want a ton o kids around at dinner. we did the 2nd seating and it was a lot of couples both old and young.

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Old April 17th, 2004, 01:15 PM
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We were aboard the Brilliance o/t Seas in March and were not bothered by young children at all. We were actually surprised to see so many in a marching parade on one evening. There were over 60 children between the ages of 6-11. we definitely did not notice them during dinner (we had the early seating), in fact they added to the ambience as they were all so well mannered and looked so cute in their dress clothes.
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Old April 19th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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You won't miss anything. You can attend a show before dinner, or after dinner. We do late seating and usually take in a show after dinner. There is always something going on that you can take in.
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Old April 19th, 2004, 08:20 PM
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I had asked for Early, but when will I know if that's what I got??? I am hoping that since there my kids (7 & 10) are coming that I get the early seating.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 06:32 AM
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when you get your cruise doc's you should see what time your dinner assignment will be. If in doubt, phone your TA or the cruise line you will be travelling.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 08:15 AM
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If you are assigned a seating time you didnt want, what are your chances of getting it changed?
Also, a bit off the subject - I am a vegetarian; will the menu be posted somewhere before I decided if I want to eat in the "formal" dining room rather than somewhere else on the ship? I would hate to be seated and realize there is nothing I can or want to eat.

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Old April 20th, 2004, 04:17 PM
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on Serenade of the Seas the dinner menu was posted outside the dining room everyday. they also have a vegetarian menu every night. sometimes their vegetarian menu was a bit strange like cold watermelon soup for an appetizer but maybe thats just me.

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Old April 20th, 2004, 05:20 PM
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Cold watermelon soup, eh?
Yes, that would be a day I would opt for the alternative dining selections.

Thanks for the info and the heads up!

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