The bingo before the show issue is not only for RCI... Carnival does the same thing. Instead of having to arrive for the show time, you need to be there before bingo to get good seats...
I love the pool chair enforcement. I think 45 minutes it too much though. I can see being in the hot tub for 20 or 30 minutes but 45 minutes is a long time to away from a sunbathing chair. Of course if they could offer some place besides the chairs to leave your "things" then that would free up some seats too. I don't always need a spot in the sun but I do need a place for my towels, sandals and other things I brought to the pool/hot tub...
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013