We did 'Anytime-Dinning' at 5:45 for dinner and we had the same table (4 of us) and wait staff each evening. It worked out just fine to enjoy the evening shows and activities. We tried all three specialty eating places and all just fine especially Izumi for Japanese food.(sashimi really good and more than I could eat).The Windjammer buffet area ,open for all meals is the best we have found in all our several cruises