CARNIVAL VISTA "YOUR TIME DINING"

This question is specifically for anyone who has been on the ship recently. I tried to scrounge up the answer and it seems that it changes as CARNY "experiments"...We cruise NCL...a lot..but we decided for an assortment of reasons to give CARNY a shot...haven't been on one of theirs in years. (mebbe 8?+) ..

We prefer "anytime dining" or "your time dining" or whatever its called lately. We generally eat very early, so we can catch the early show and then head for a bar or late snack. On NCL, and given our status, getting a table, even a window table, is normal. No wait, no line, no fuss. And yes, we always get a table for two.... I understand that on VISTA, one dining room is used for "your time dining". True? (not that I care, all the MDRS serve the same food..) But I read somewhere that theres a "process", involving some kind of "pink slip"....or not..which you have to get in another location??....its a short enough cruise, and some nites we'll do specialties, but man I hate bureaucratic nonsense, especially when I don't expect it or understand it.

So if some kind soul who has sailed her recently, AND I guess actually done "YOUR TIME DINING" (preferably with a table for two)...would explain it, I would be more than happy to buy all kinds of refreshments next time around!!!

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Vista

14 Answers

I was on Vista in December 2018. I had My Time Dining. As others have mentioned the Check-in Station is one Deck up from dining area. Only on the first night did I have any sort of wait. I attribute this to everyone learning the process. But overall It was very straight forward. Get a ticket, walk down one deck, present ticket, and was sat with no waiting. On the first night there we some people who did not know to go to the Check-in Station.

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I was on Vista in December 2018. I had My Time Dining. As others have mentioned the Check-in Station is one Deck up from dining area. Only on the first night did I have any sort of wait. I attribute this to everyone learning the process. But overall It was very straight forward. Get a ticket, walk down one deck, present ticket, and was sat with no waiting. On the first night there we some people who did not know to go to the Check-in Station.

THANKS HAUTEDEN...when does that check in station actually open for biz?

@Yankee47,

I don't recall when it opened but I always went about the time they opened for dining. I like to eat early so I can party to 2am-3am uninterrupted, then I get a pizza Yummy

Thanks for that.. I'm gonna guess it opens prior to when seating starts. that seems to be the key.

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