I spend a lot of time prior to our cruises figuring out our dining and show schedules so I don’t have to bother with it onboard. The last thing I want is to have to rearrange my show options because I couldn’t get the dinner reservations I want. Plus, it’s annoying to have to run to one of the restaurants to try and make all the reservations and worry if my times are still available. I, too, just spent a few extra dollars and book the restaurant and times I want ahead of time. I am just one of those ppl that gets a lot of peace of mind knowing that when I step foot on that ship I don’t have to worry about a thing.