This is the Mariner which we have travelled on once before when it was quite new and was very good. What will the Maitre Di be doing? I have found they vary so much on knowledge and helfulness across cruise lines. But surely they should be able to assist the novice as well.
Being a European I have always found that we drink more wine with our meals than the majority of our fellow cruisers from the USA.
Perhaps RCL should introduce competitions or quizzes for their passengers to see who has the best knowledge ... the staff or the passengers!