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Old 01-29-2008, 02:41 PM
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Yes, with the later seating, we can taaaaaaaaaaaaake our time.

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Old 01-29-2008, 02:48 PM
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True. Yes at the first seating, a person can feel like they HAVE to leave, so the servers can clean up for the 2nd seating.

I know at the 2nd seating, generally we "wear our welcome out", as the saying goes, but then the servers feel like they can visit with us more.

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Old 01-29-2008, 02:59 PM
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I have ALWAYS had second seating, love a nap after a day in the sun, a cocktail before dinner...but, this last time I travelled with my 81 yr old Mother and it was TOO late for her. We made a bargain, she goes on another cruise, and we do early seating....depends on your normal eating time and cruise schedule.
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:36 AM
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I agree with all the others, if you can't handle eating late (food arriving around 9ish) than you won't want to do second seating. Given your ages though I would imagine you will be doing lots of fun stuff during the day and the early sitting can really cut into that time. The second seatings seem to have a lot less children....If you enjoy a cocktail before dinner, once you get showered and dressed, have a drink (or two!)it's usually close to the time for second sitting. Hope it helps.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:34 PM
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Yes, this is "one time" I can stay up late as long as I wish, and NOT worry of having to get up in the morning to go to work.

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Old 01-31-2008, 12:42 PM
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Yes, having an ederly person with you, when they are "used" to eating, and going to bed early, can make a BIG difference, if the other people with them stay up, or eat later in the evening. This is where a person has to "compromise."


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