Mega ships pre booking events

I have booked the Quantum of the Seas for next March/April for 36 days. I am more of a free sprit and like to do things on the spur of the moment but I have heard that on these Mega Ships you need to reserve everything before you go to guarantee you get everything you want. IS it really that important to book everything before I go? I don't know what I want for dinner tonight let alone weeks from now. Being single if I meet somebody to spend time with how hard is it to change things so we could spend time together?

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On the megaships that I've been on, it depends on the company. With Norwegian, they make you have dinner reservations every night unless you want to wait in long lines. With Royal, they never required reservations for anything except specialty shows and restaurants.

On Norwegian, you had to have reservations for the musicals if you wanted to be guaranteed a spot. With Royal, that wasn't the case. The only show that you might have had trouble with would have been the Ice Show, so get there early!

Certain things recommend a reservation but will allow walk ups but then you have to wait for an opening or a no show but that is mainly for things like the iFly or Northstar or Flowrider or some of the more popular shows. You have to remember the standard older ship had 2500 - 3500 passengers. The new behemoths have 6000+ so there is more demand for the limited attractions.

No matter what folks or the cruise lines may say, I believe there is a limit to how many passengers ANY ship can accommodate without it turning into a zoo...I think in some instances that point has long since been reached...the general idea is that while a bigger ship may cost more to build, over its lifespan its more profitable per passenger...not necessarily more comfortable or enjoyable...we actually prefer the bigger ones now...but even they will look small compared to whats "in the works"....

You have to remember, you are going to be on board with up to 4,900 of your new closest friends...

However, after day 7 of 36, you'll probably be able to figure out what you're gonna need reservations for...

Love having these discussions based on the presumption its sailing, instead of the opposite...course by the time your cruise is scheduled, things should be "back to normal"....whatever that means.....

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