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tim c 07-31-2010 07:31 PM

My wife and I changed ourselves to the anytime dining.. WE are platinum.. Will we be put in front of the line or will we have to wait like everyone else..
I love the pursur line when we get to the front of the line.. So i was hoping the same in the dining room...

Berick1234 07-31-2010 07:39 PM

Unless it's changed, it's first come first served....I always take any of the open dining options now...I like eating at 5:30 so I'm there at the head of the line...and at that time..there usually is much of a line.

I was on the Oasis in January, and you could reserve a table and time for all nights....Worked out just great....
Happy Sailing

Bob E

Dave 07-31-2010 07:51 PM

Since this is Carnival cruise topic.. http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo.../icon_razz.gif

On the Elation the other week the sign at the entrance to the dining room said "assigned seating guests to the right, Anytime dining guests to the left". There was no special line for Platinum or suite guests.

Dwayne 07-31-2010 09:24 PM

Platinum perks do not include going to the front of the line for "Your Time" dining. I changed mine to it as well to give it a try. The Fantasy has the renovated Celebration Dining Room assigned for your time dining. They have reconfigured the entire dining room to afford ocean views by raising the center floor. They also reconfigured the seating and changed the tables from 8 tops (restaurant lingo) to smaller ones beside the windows. So it was a no brainer for me to give it a try on this next cruise.

Dave 08-01-2010 07:28 AM

I think I'll make a new FAQ which lists the various names being used for non-assigned dining. Any Time, Your Time, My Time, When We Feel Like Seating You Time, Personal Choice, etc.

I get them confused all the time!

LisaP 08-01-2010 08:26 AM

I get them confused, also, and may have also confused some pax on Carnival Elation a couple of weeks ago. While I was getting into line for our early seating dining, someone asked me if it was the line to wait for a table. To be sure I was understanding her properly, I asked if she was on Anytime Dining. She said she'd never heard of that -- so after my quick explanation, she said she was, and I directed her to the other line.

I actually think it's more important to know the distinctions between the terms used for traditional dining times between lines. For instance, Carnival has early and late dining; HAL calls them early and main; Royal Caribbean uses main and second (at least according to their Web site). http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...s/icon_eek.gif

Tim, let us know how it goes.

Cruise Fanatic 08-01-2010 08:51 AM

I suppose they all want to distinguish themselves apart from each either. So they come up with the different names. It would be so much easier if they all just called it simply "Open dining" and "Fixed seating early and late".

MCPayne 08-01-2010 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by LisaP:
Royal Caribbean uses main and second (at least according to their Web site). http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...s/icon_eek.gif
Yes, RCI does call the dinner time seatings, "main" and "second." I have been on 2 previous cruises with them, soon to be 3. Their term for the flexible dining is "My time dining."

LisaP 08-01-2010 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Cruise Fanatic:
I suppose they all want to distinguish themselves apart from each either.
They're very likely copyrighted, too. I agree -- just call it Open Seating and be done with it. No one has a copyright on "main seating," after all. (Yet.)

Berick1234 08-01-2010 10:01 AM

Just feed me when I get hungry....

Happy sailing

Bob E


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