Anytime dining

has anyone tried anytime dining? We usually have a set time and are thinking of anytime this cruise

26 Answers

Opinions differ and there is nothing wrong with that. We have had a couple of occasions with Traditional dining that we were stuck with for the entire cruise. One was a wait staff problem and one had to do with dining partners.

That's all we use now. Like flexibility with regard to attending shows.

I've always done early dining, until I tried anytime dining on my last three cruises. I do think I prefer anytime dining. I will however be doing early dining on my next cruise, mostly because I know my sister prefers early dining and we are going together. I don't know that I won't ever do early dining in the future (other then my next cruise) but I will consider anytime time for each cruise now.

You can do early dining with MTD too. On some cruises they even started earlier than traditional.

We are early eaters, so if we are on our own we have YTD (Carnival's version of anytime dining). If we have a group of 7 or more we choose Early Seating. We still go to diner early (near the opening of the seating) unless we have a reason to go later (shore tour, napped too long, spa appointment ran late, etc.). Usually, on Carnival, that is about 5:45.

We almost never to to dinner with a group, because our group likes to eat later.

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