Could someone tell me whether there's anything going on for the 15 - 17-year-old group on Royal Caribbean Voyager-class mega-ships in the early evening, before 10 p.m.? Trying to decide whether the second dinner sitting would cut into fun stuff for my son.
I've read that, for the younger teens, it's practically a disaster to have to sit through the later dinner seating while your friends are having fun.
A couple of years ago I was on the Spleandour of the Seas and I was 15 and we had the early dinner sitting, this did mean that after eating I had the whole night to do what I wanted. I found that this worked very well.
However there were more people from the teen club than I thought that had the late dinner sitting. They didnt seem to miss out on that much as we would meet up afterwards and carry on till quite late in the night.
In 1 and a 1/2 weeks I am going on the Navigator of the Seas for two 1 week cruises (one after the other) and we have the early sitting booked for the first week and the late sitting for the second.
I went on "Adventure of the Seas" and my family thought that the early seating would allow us to do more things after dinner. After dinner I usually headed to the the Teen Disco, but most of the other kids had the late seating.
On formal nights, don't expect to get out of the dining room till way beyond ten.
Ive been on 5 cruises so far and im going on Mariner in a week. My family prefers later seating. I always end up traveling with a big party so our dinners take a long long time. I sometimes will leave before dessert, but i always find people to hang out with and it doesnt seem like a miss much. Late seating is better cause you also have a lot more time during the day to just sit back and relax on an island or by the pool
I just got back from 2 cruises on the Navigator of the seas. The first week we were early sitting and that was good because it would give me the rest of the night to do what I wanted. The second week we had the late sitting. I preferred the late because I wasnt allways hungry at 6:30 and it also gave me a bit more time to get ready and relax, rather than having to rush for dinner.
Having the late sitting didnt really mess anything up social wise as as soon as I was finnished I would go and find my friends and the best things didnt happen till later on in the evening so it was ok.