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If you are talking about assigned seating, you will sit with the same people every evening at dinner. You will not be seated after the first night when you are escorted to the table (just so you know where it is) but you just walk in and go directly to the same table again. And I have always found it interesting that cruise passengers seem to be so teritorial as they also want to sit in the same exact seats each evening also. Never made any sense to me. More fun moving the table around a bit to talk to different people without having to try to have a conversation across the table.

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Whats the "normal" arrangement for table seating at either an "early" or "late" seating?

 

Does the Maitre D normally seat you with the same people or do they try to mx it up a little every seating?

 

Tia :D

 

You are going to be stuck with Andy and me, Mary, MJ and all the rest of your buddies on the 4/20 roll call!

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You are going to be stuck with Andy and me, Mary, MJ and all the rest of your buddies on the 4/20 roll call!

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Thanks all!

 

Amanda, Lurking around?! LOL!! As long as you and "Gilligans gang" don't mind a screaming and whining 10 year old Boy everynight! Actually, thats what my wife says about me too!:D

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.........And I have always found it interesting that cruise passengers seem to be so teritorial as they also want to sit in the same exact seats each evening also. Never made any sense to me. More fun moving the table around a bit to talk to different people without having to try to have a conversation across the table.

When four of us travel together at a table for eight, we make a special effort to arrive early to "mix it up" but sitting in different chairs than we were in the night before. This way we can be next to someone different and have a more detailed discussion rather than knowing them only as "the face across the table".

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When four of us travel together at a table for eight, we make a special effort to arrive early to "mix it up" but sitting in different chairs than we were in the night before. This way we can be next to someone different and have a more detailed discussion rather than knowing them only as "the face across the table".

 

We have tried that a few times, what happens when the other passengers arrive? Dirty looks and the phrase "excuse me, but I think you are in my seat" are usually what takes place. When I try to explain that we thought it would be nice to mix it up a bit, I usually get the next phrase "Oh, you must not have taken many cruises, you always sit in the same seat after the first night". HUH! Tells me right then it's time to go ao anytime dining. LOL Yes, we have gotten some LOVELY (?) tablemates in the past. LOL

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We have tried that a few times, what happens when the other passengers arrive? Dirty looks and the phrase "excuse me, but I think you are in my seat" are usually what takes place. When I try to explain that we thought it would be nice to mix it up a bit, I usually get the next phrase "Oh, you must not have taken many cruises, you always sit in the same seat after the first night". HUH! Tells me right then it's time to go ao anytime dining. LOL Yes, we have gotten some LOVELY (?) tablemates in the past. LOL

 

Toto, are you kidding????!!!! You have to wonder! :rolleyes:

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We have tried that a few times, what happens when the other passengers arrive? Dirty looks and the phrase "excuse me, but I think you are in my seat" are usually what takes place. When I try to explain that we thought it would be nice to mix it up a bit, I usually get the next phrase "Oh, you must not have taken many cruises, you always sit in the same seat after the first night". HUH! Tells me right then it's time to go ao anytime dining. LOL Yes, we have gotten some LOVELY (?) tablemates in the past. LOL

 

 

How rude of those people to say that. We just got back from a Hawaiian Cruise and we sat with the same people each night but we changed positions at the table so that we could visit with everyone. We all wanted to do that so we would not be yelling over everyone. We had a great group of eight at our table!!

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We have tried that a few times, what happens when the other passengers arrive? Dirty looks and the phrase "excuse me, but I think you are in my seat" are usually what takes place. When I try to explain that we thought it would be nice to mix it up a bit, I usually get the next phrase "Oh, you must not have taken many cruises, you always sit in the same seat after the first night". HUH! Tells me right then it's time to go ao anytime dining. LOL Yes, we have gotten some LOVELY (?) tablemates in the past. LOL

 

LMAO! Some people never cease to amaze me! I will be a first time cruiser and couldn't even IMAGINE saying such a thing. If someone told me "I must be in their seat" I would say, "yes, I must be and I'M NOT MOVING, FOOL!". Ok, maybe I wouldn't but good grief! :D

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Most of the time your tablemates are just great and you all get along. I have been lucky with that, but I have heard some really nasty stories. Our last cruise one of the single guys asked right away the first night if we would like to mix things up each night, so maybe just ask & see what type of conversation gets started.

 

Jan

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We have tried that a few times, what happens when the other passengers arrive? Dirty looks and the phrase "excuse me, but I think you are in my seat" are usually what takes place. When I try to explain that we thought it would be nice to mix it up a bit, I usually get the next phrase "Oh, you must not have taken many cruises, you always sit in the same seat after the first night". HUH!

We have done it on every cruise we have been on and never ran into that attitude. As a matter of fact our table mates liked the idea and chance to get around to meet everyone "shoulder to shoulder". Now I will qualify it by saying we are not looking to "break up" couples. Husbands and wives / boy friend / girl friend still are together.

Tells me right then it's time to go ao anytime dining. LOL Yes, we have gotten some LOVELY (?) tablemates in the past. LOL

I would too if I ran into someone that had to have their name emblazened on their chair.

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Our group of 16 seated at two tables for 8 really mixed it up! One night all the gals sat at one table and the guys at the other! Talk about confusing the waiters! Of course we sent the wine bill over to the guys table!

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We have tried that a few times, what happens when the other passengers arrive? Dirty looks and the phrase "excuse me, but I think you are in my seat" are usually what takes place. When I try to explain that we thought it would be nice to mix it up a bit, I usually get the next phrase "Oh, you must not have taken many cruises, you always sit in the same seat after the first night". HUH! Tells me right then it's time to go ao anytime dining. LOL Yes, we have gotten some LOVELY (?) tablemates in the past. LOL

I guess it takes all kinds:eek: . We usually mention as we leave the first night that we enjoy changing seats around. We like to get to know different tablemates and get different views of the dining room. Never had a problem - yet. Glad I didn't run into your tablemate, for I wouldn't have been very accommodating. Nancy

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We always try to mix it up if there is a chance. Some people line up waiting for the dining room doors to open so that they can have the same seats night after night and that doesn't trouble us but it nice to sit by different people to get to know them a bit. IOHO that is one of the advatanges of AD and that is meeting new people, learning about them and where they come from.

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