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Old 10-03-2012, 05:27 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by NAB View Post
We love second seating. Like the others have said you don't have to rush to get ready for dinner and a lot of the times you can see leaving the ports. Also see the early show so the kids won't be too tired to watch after dinner...our kids just wanted to get back to the clubs.

With the kids they will bring out the kids food first with your apps. and a councelor from the clubs will collect the kids and take them there for you. They only do this for the second seating.

You can always get the kids a late snack up by the pools to hold them over until dinner time. That is what we did.

Asked for a change in times but they could only tell us day to day so we said forget it , didn't want to not know from day to day when our time was. Some people go to Palo etc. leaving a table empty that night so they would call and say we have an early seating available.
Same experience for us. However, my nephew was often naping by 4 or 5. Woke up wanting to go to the clubs. He did very well at dinner and leaving with the counselors who came in the dining room. I think he would have been worse if we had early seating.

I was the second in line to try to switch from late to early. By the end of the first night we already clicked with our table mates and our head server came over and smiled and asked "are you still interested in a change?" He saw how much fun we were having. Our table mates had a daughter who ws the same age as my nephew and it was love at first sight (also had a daughter DD13 like mine - they would stay through dessert and take off). My DD13 would kill me to say this, but I think she appreciated the rest time in the stateroom and it takes me forever to straighten her hair

It's also so relaxing to watch the ship leaving ports, the sunsets, just a bit more time when the ship is alive.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:55 AM   #17
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Wow I am really torn! We have early seating but reading this thread has me wanting to change to late. We will be cruising with DS's 5 and 9 and my mother and hubby. We will be on the Galveston NYE sailing. I really like the idea of the kids being able to enjoy the show more if it is earlier, and not rushing to dinner.
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