The thing is, even though we're the "kids" of this cruise (mid 20s), we're usually early birds and like to eat dinner early. We've always done MyTime/Freestyle dining, but usually end up going to dinner around 5:30-6pm. The rest of the family, though, wants to go with a late seating, like 8:30-8:45pm.
So I was wondering if it's possible to have dinner in main dining rooms twice each day? We'd have an early dinner ourselves and then a late dinner with everyone else. Hopefully we'd be having smaller dinners instead of just stuffing ourselves both times, but we're not too concerned about that while we're on vacation! We know that there's no danger of going hungry on a cruise ship, but we'd rather have MDR food instead of just scrounging or hitting up the buffet. But we want to eat when we're hungry without sacrificing dinnertime with family (after all, that's the whole point of a family cruise!) so we'd like to do both!
Anyone know if this is possible? If it's no problem, or if they might give you issue over it?
Also, would both times have to be scheduled seatings or could we have a scheduled late seating with everyone and wander in whenever we want ourselves for the earlier seating? Not sure how it works on Carnival with scheduled/flexible dining times.
Thanks in advance!
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