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Old October 6th, 2003, 10:13 AM
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i was wondering about seating at the nightly shows. the last cruise we were on was a ship with only 800 people on board. now we are looking at ships that have close to
3000 on board. is it difficult to get seating for these shows and how do they work it?

second question: do you still pick a first seating or second seating for dinner? do you keep that seating for the entire week.? also is there a seating for breakfast or lunch also? will we be able to get our family of 10 people all seated at the same table. 6 adults and 4 kids ages 12,11,8, and 5.? i do know that many times some members of the family may want to order room service in the cabin for breakfast and also lunch could be at one of the other eating places outsidde of the main dining room. i do know my friend said to really try and do dinner in the main dining room each night as it is an experience to remember. patty
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Patty, unless you are sailing on NCL, "traditional dining" is still available on most cruise ships. If you sign up for early seating or late seating, that is your seating for the entire cruise, you can request a change on the first day by asking the Maitre D. Have your TA put in a request for a large table, you will have an assigned table for the entire cruise, most large tables seat 8, you may have to request 2 tables next to eachother. Breakfast and Lunch are open seatings you can eat anytime the dining rooms are open .Breakfast buffets are available, lunch is available in the buffet or poolside grills on most ships. Most ships also have alternative (some charge a surcharge& require reservations) dining choices and bistro pizzerias. Dining in the main dining room is definatley an experience, especially on formal nights. The bigger ships have bigger show rooms. The show times still revolve around the traditional dining schedule., first come- first serve, no reserved seating in the showrooms..
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If you get to the shows earlier, you should have no problem getting seats for your group, but they tend to not like when you "save" seats, so try to all go together and you'll have no problem.


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