We are just back from an Oceania cruise--they are top notch, as usual. BUT we had made our specialty restaurant reservations in advance. Supposedly, once you are aboard, you can make more reservations on a first come, first serve basis. When I went to make the additional reservation, the first thing they ask is, "what is your stateroom?" Then, "What restaurant do you want?" Then they look on their computer and say there is nothing--this happened two times on different days. This person has been sitting in front of the computer all day and should know if there are openings. It makes it seem as though only "certain people" get the openings. We were in Consierge level balcony cabin and are Silver card.
Does anyone know how this truly works?