I almost always choose the early dining rotation when I cruise, but even though the early seating was still available for the Meditteranean cruise that I'm on (August 27th 2011), I decided to do the late seating hoping that we will get back to from excursions w/ enough time to make it to dinner. Just wondering from anyone who has done the Med. cruises, if they made it back from excursions in time for dinner -- I noticed the excursions for Rome and for Naples were pretty much 11-12 hours long. So, I'm not sure if we'll even get back in time for the late seating???