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Old 07-05-2010, 09:33 AM
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Welcome to cruise chat and congratulations on booking your first cruise. The BD guarantees that you will be assigned to a cabin in the BD or higher category. The higher category may/may not be on a lower deck though. Dining is a personal preference. The Anytime dining gives you more flexibility for eating at different times. However; the fixed early or late dining gives you the opportunity to meet other people you may have common interest with. With fixed dining you also get to know your wait staff better, and they you. Activities on the ship in most cases will be arranged around the fixed dining times so you shouldn't miss out. Production shows are usually done twice in one night to accommodate both early and late dining. A lot of people like to eat at the same time their eating schedule is at home. It's just a personal choice.