I like to know when I am going to be fed and I like to know the exact time my table is ready. That is why assigned dining works for me – first seating, then off to the show with a full belly.
I also love to get to know the lives of my table mates. When you sit at a table of 8 or 10 you change seats every night so that you can have more intimate one-on-one conversations with each person. And everyone gets to share sitting next to the boring person or the one with halitosis.
Also, the final night pictures with those you have spent the last 7 or more evenings with is memorable.
Finally getting back on a Dam ship, Nieuw Amsterdam Nov'11 (My Mom's 80'th B'day cruise)
Navigator of the Seas 2010
Serenade of the Seas 2009, 2011