On our last cruise, there were 5 of us on a low-occupancy November cruise. I requested through my TA that we have a private table. To my initial dismay, there was couple with a DS11 (same age as our DS) at our table too. Before I even met them, I told the head server that we had requested a private table. I was promised that we'd have one by our next seating. Well, we got along well with the other couple, and their son and our son got along well too, so they liked to chum around, so right after that dinner, I told the head waiter to scuttle that request. That family skipped one dinner so they could go to Palo, and they accidentally missed their character breakfast with us, but otherwise we had a great time together! We'll still likely request a private table on our next cruise, but we're pretty easy going. Our kids are pretty well behaved, but I do get upset if another child is spoiled and unruly, therefore impacting another family's vacation.