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Old September 29th, 2010, 07:57 PM
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It has just dawned on me that we have "early seating". we will not be back from several of our excursions until 7:00 p.m. or later.. Yes, I know my option is to eat at the buffet, but I do not find that acceptable, nor do I want to pay for the "charge" restaurants (already have reservations for two). Should I change to "anytime/select" or see what the ship is going to offer.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 08:41 PM
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We always book anytime dining for that reason.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 09:35 PM
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It has just dawned on me that we have "early seating". we will not be back from several of our excursions until 7:00 p.m. or later.. Yes, I know my option is to eat at the buffet, but I do not find that acceptable, nor do I want to pay for the "charge" restaurants (already have reservations for two). Should I change to "anytime/select" or see what the ship is going to offer.
I would suggest you change to either late dining or Select. Also, be advised Celebrity does not have a buffet for dinner.
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Thank you, I'm having my travel agent try to do it tomorrow... The idea of going down to the dining room in touring clothes and dirty does not appeal to me.thank you
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It has just dawned on me that we have "early seating". we will not be back from several of our excursions until 7:00 p.m. or later.. Yes, I know my option is to eat at the buffet, but I do not find that acceptable, nor do I want to pay for the "charge" restaurants (already have reservations for two). Should I change to "anytime/select" or see what the ship is going to offer.
I would change to second seating, as that will give you time to freshen up when you return from your excursions.

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I would change to second seating, as that will give you time to freshen up when you return from your excursions.

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Hi Norm.

We have changed to Select dining, will give us a chance to wash up and be properly dressed and schmooze and meet other Elite passengers..Wonder if we can join a large table.. Also understand that dining upstairs in the Select area is much less chaotic than the MDR not to mention overlooking the scene
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We have changed to Select dining, will give us a chance to wash up and be properly dressed and schmooze and meet other Elite passengers..Wonder if we can join a large table.. Also understand that dining upstairs in the Select area is much less chaotic than the MDR not to mention overlooking the scene
Actually, I think that the "Select Dining" area probably will be more chaotic because passengers at other tables are constantly coming and going during your meal. At least, that was my experience when I once got stuck with "Anytime Dining" on a Princess cruise, which is why I vowed never to do that arrangement again.

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Actually, I think that the "Select Dining" area probably will be more chaotic because passengers at other tables are constantly coming and going during your meal. At least, that was my experience when I once got stuck with "Anytime Dining" on a Princess cruise, which is why I vowed never to do that arrangement again.

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Well Norm, going to give it the good old fashioned try.. at least once.. Will let you know..
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Parrot Mom.... is there an extra charge for select dining? I'm trying to figure this out.... My TA said it's 11.50 pp per night... doesn't sound right...
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Parrot Mom.... is there an extra charge for select dining? I'm trying to figure this out.... My TA said it's 11.50 pp per night... doesn't sound right...

No, there isn't... what you do is PRE-PAY your tips for the waiter,bus boy, etc.. Your travel agent doesn't have any clue about Select Dining.. find a more experienced one
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No, there isn't... what you do is PRE-PAY your tips for the waiter,bus boy, etc.. Your travel agent doesn't have any clue about Select Dining.. find a more experienced one

Thanks Parrot Mom.... I'm going to get on this first thing tomorrow...
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