I brought some of this up way back in page somewhere of this post, but the last morning is a big advantage to the late dining folks. If you have early dining throughout the cruise, your assigned breakfast on the last day is really early, as mentioned in some of the earlier posts. If you have late dining, its much more reasonable. The other thing that hasn't been mentioned a lot is that if you have early breakfast that day, you eat, then you're supposed to take yourself and all your stuff to some common area (like the bars, etc.) and wait for your character tag to get called so you can disembark. This can take awhile and when you do get called, it takes awhile to leave and get thru customs, etc. Now, if you have the later seating, by the time you finish eating, virtually all the character luggage tags have already been called, there's no hanging around in the bars and the wait time to get off the ship, easier to find your luggage and the wait to get thru customs is generally greatly reduced. Its much more leisurely and less of herding cattle. A few points, though: - If you need to get off the ship early and have late dining, you'll have to skip your breakfast assignment and go to the buffet or room service, etc. - I certainly wouldn't let the last morning dictate choosing early or late dining for the entire cruise, but it is a nice perk of late dining. - And, of course, whichever dining you pick, you always have the option of going to the buffet. If I remember correctly, the disembarkation sheet you'll get the last night doesn't talk about the buffet opening for breakfast, but it is. - Some always ask if, having early dining throughout the cruise, if you can go to the late dining breakfast the last day. The answer is no, you shouldn't. You still go to the same table and have the same server that last morning. At the late breakfast, that table is for whoever has it for late dining. If you can't make the early breakfast, go to the buffet. - Whatever option you choose, they'd really like you out of your stateroom by the time the late dining breakfast starts (around 8:15 or so), so they can get going on getting the rooms ready for the next cruise. Once you leave your stateroom, you can take your time eating your breakfast and leave around 9 or so with little traffic.