What We Didn't Like in Crystal Cruises Posted July 15, 2015 A HUGE +1 on this one... This is my biggest issue with open seating dining. In the days when single seating dining was still a thing in luxury travel this was not an issue, because you just showed up at your table whenever you felt like it, but I don't value the flexibility to be able to show up when/with whom I want enough (or at ALL) that it offsets the inconvenience of having to wait to be seated during peak times. Vince Me 3 , is my biggest gripe with the folks that won't sail with Crystal because of their dining times. Hope they don't force us to arrive when the dining room opens or stand in line with the new ship!