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As I'm here at my desk working.... I'm thinking,....What's for dinner?  UUGGGHHH.... meal planning.  Anyone else so tired of doing that?  Restaurants are open after being closed but I still ache for walking to the MDR or an Alternate Dining Option on a ship. The endless options and NO clean up 🙂 !  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and all that comes in between.  We are sailing in March..... it can't come soon enough!  

Looking forward to room service breakfast on the balcony with a cup of coffee and toast.  

 

I do have a question.  We will be sailing on Allure.  First time on this class.  Is it absolutely necessary to make dinner reservations prior to sailing?  There are 3 of us.  We are kind of "decide that day" kind of people.  We've never needed to make reservations on smaller ships.  

 

Back to work..... Thank you!

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If your're doing my time dining it isn't required to make reservations. One can just show up and there will be a line for those without a dinig reservation. You'll be seated when there is an available table that meets your requirement  as your turn comes up. Typically one gets seated quicker if willing to share a larger table with other guests.

This is a good way to meet others. 😃

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I have to agree that the dining options are one of the things I greatly enjoy about cruising. I am very open to all kinds of food, whereas my husband, well, not so much. On a land vacation, we may have a hard time agreeing on a restaurant. But on board ship, we can get whatever we want without worrying about being disappointed or having a big restaurant tab for a meal we didn't enjoy. 

 

At least once per cruise, I like to have breakfast in the MDR, and we usually try to take lunch in the MDR on sea days. And since I do the shopping, cooking, and cleanup, a cruise is a HUGE vacation for me, and by the time we get back, I'm inspired to cook again if I've gotten into a rut. 

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