Dining time question

We have booked our 2nd cruise and the early dining was full so we chose anytime dining. On our first cruise I know you had to be done by a certain time so they could prepare for the late dining. What if we are there and not finished eating, are they going to hurry us out? Loved the main dining room but don't want to be hurried. Anyone have experience with the anytime dining on Carnival?

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25 Answers

As soon as we get on board we go to main dining room and ask for a table for 2 at assigned dining. If we cannot get one we go to anytime dining and generally get one. We don't like strange people, we like just us. This is on Carnival.

We tried anytime dining on our first cruise and it went well and served our cruising style at the time. If you do excursions that run late or are running late for whatever reason then this is the dining style for you.

I agree with you. On our last cruise, we were at a six-top. The other two couples were about as strange as they come.

Then again, perhaps they had the same opinion!Big Smile

Now I'm scared ..... we put in for early dining and am wondering if that is a wise choice. This is our first cruise and I'd hate to be stuck with weird or obnoxious people all week. And that would be just our luck. We are happy, like to joke around type people but not over the top. We aren't loud or big drinkers. Just your normal (so we'd like to think) kind of people.

Don't be! We have had some great table mates! However, if you find that you cannot deal with the people you are seated with, go to the Matre'D and ask for a different table. Be polite and if at all possible you will be reassigned. We have done this and it presented no problem for the staff. They will do their best to seat you with people that you match "on paper". We all know that sometimes that works out well and others not so much. If you are changed, you could end up a table of others who asked to be changed. This happened to us once, and it was one of the best tables ever.

Agree with Auntie...you don't have to put up with it...finish your meal, or not....theres lots of other venues available, no matter what the cruise line...but scrounge up the maître d...he's usually at the entrance or "mixing", but any staffer at the front can get him/her...and yes, be polite, and ask him for a new table...nothing he hasn't heard a thousand times b4...and yes, we've only had to do it once, but not on NCL...we always get a table for two..

Don't worry too much about it. Most of the passengers are bearable, and many are entertaining and fun to be around. It is only a small minority that are boorish, and my experience has been that most of that minority was on a single line.

Thank you. That is reassuring.

Thank you. We consider ourselves to be fun people to hang out with and like up best people so hopefully we get at least another couple at our table that are the same.

Happy thank you.

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