Yeah, if only it worked that way, most people like to eat around the same time, we had long lines. They started taking reservations and those without them were seated at the back of the room. The fact that the ship was fully booked did not help either. Plus the menu did not change with the exception of an entree or two. Appitizers were always the same. Very poor food for a cruise line.
I was on the Dream a year ago and will sail with her again inFeb. from Santiago to Buenos Aires. I am looking forward to being on her again. Had nothing but wonderful comments about the first time on her. I hope that the open seating, etc. hasn't hurt. Does anyone know if it has?
Will be on the Dream over Christmas and New Years. First experience with Free Style was in June on the Sea to New England and Canada a few kinks have to be worked out but otheriwse was ok From the old school and like to dress and the bonding with the wait staff but things do change In July we were on the Ren VIII only about 100 pasangers and they have the free style worked out very well as they started the idea of eating whenever and casual dress.
As I have always said there is no such thing as a bad cruise some are better then others but all are good
Thanks for the info. From all the critiques I have read, I would say that you either love NCL or hate it. I am fortunate that on all the trips with this line I have never had a bad experience. I have been on other lines and have had both good and bad. I think that is the way it always is. LULU
The Dreamward used to be a wonderful ship. But since Carnival Cruise Lines and Star Cruises bought the cruise line, it now stinks.
Half the crew are upset over the new changes, and the other half could care less. Seems everyone lost their sparkle since Clause the Hotel Director was re-assigned.
Everyone used to be a family onboard and we had the best times. We just came back from a cruise on the Dream and were highly dissatisfied with the service, that so-called freestyle dining sucked.. it was awful.
Hey Cruiseaholic: Is that you John? We were on the Crown Princess transatlantic in August 2000 with you if it is you. (We're from Maryland also).
We took the Dream last August on the Baltic Capitols/Scandenavia Cruise. Very good cruise and ship and it will undergo enlargement of eating areas in April which will correct the only complaint we had. Email me if you need anyother info. firstname.lastname@example.org