Now I know that I am not the only one who is bringing multiple family and friends and would like to get everyone to one table but who do I do this tactfully when it is our seating time? Do I go to the Matre D' or ask our head waiter. This is all assuming that they put us all on different tables. I just want to get all my children and family friend on one table.
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If you all booked with the same agent, she (he) should have made the arrangements with the cruise line. That being said, even though your agent may have indeed made these arrangements for you, different tables may be assigned by the cruise line. If I were you, as soon as I got onboard, go to the dining room where there should be someone to take care of changing table assignments. Enjoy your cruise!
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definitely do it ahead if you can & then confirm as soon as you board by going to the area where they set out the table plans.... On our last cruise, we ended up at a table that had part of a group & they kept annoying everyone to switch here & there so the group could be together. We sensed this was not going to be fun sitting at an overcrowded table with many visitors so even before the orders were taken, we & another couple we hadjust introduced ourselves to switched & got a nice spot for four. It was delightful! The antics continued at that other table & finally the next night the maitre d--being a smart guy-- made them the table for 14 that they wished they had all along--they were very happy!
I have found in the past that the max. number for each table is 10. If your group is larger they will usually put the tables right next to each other. I have planned groups up to 70 and they always have the tables close to how I planned with my travel agent. You can also plan how sits together at each table. Good Luck!