Originally posted by gdjoslin:
I think I know, but just how does AYW dinning work.
Also how is the dress code? They relaxed the dress code on carnival quiet a bit.
We were on Ryndam in Alaska just three long months ago. We had traditional seating, but there was information about AYWD in our cabin in case we wanted to change.
The way it works, according to the letter we received (yes, I'm a packrat when it comes to my cruises) is that AWY diners can either make reservations day-by-day, or just show up. As susanmaz stated, the lower level is used for AYWD. You can make reservations for the main dining room by phone (# will be provided) -- on our cruise, you could call this number between 8:00 and 4:00 that day. Or, you can just show up to the lower level between 5:15 pm and 9:00 pm.
HAL has also relaxed the dress code somewhat, but on HAL that still means at least a jacket on formal night.
But, a golf shirt (or any shirt with collar) and khakis will be fine on non-formal nights.