I can't say if you'd get the same table every night. All you can do is ask and grease away. It is more likely that things will settle out by embarkation day as far as assigned seatings, and you will have no problem getting everyone placed in the late seating. At this point there is still a lot of flux in dinner seatings. Actually I am surprised to see a February HAL cruise with problems getting second seating. I'd think early seating would be the problem, given HAL's usual demographic for non-family cruise season.