OK I do understand how stupid this question is going to sound. But, I'm going to ask it anyway. If Palo and Remy (especially Remy, from what I have heard) take 2-3+ hours, why do they stagger arrival times? I mean, I know that it's for the kitchen's sake as well as the sake of the servers so they're not getting sat all at once. But, Palo only seats between 6-8:30. Theoretically, at 7:30, or even 8 o'clock, the 6 o'clock people may not be done eating yet. And at 6:30 or 7pm, the 6pm people DEFINITELY haven't left yet! But by 8:30, some of the 6:00 people probably have. So do they schedule people for the 8:30 based on the assumption that there will be at least SOME people having left by 8:30. Or, are there enough tables for every single reservation they make, but they stagger them for the servers' sakes and for the sake of the kitchen? I notice that for my cruise, for most nights, the only time available are 8:30. I'm wondering if this is because most people don't like to eat at 8:30pm or is it because they take more 8:30pm reservations on the assumption that some people will have finished eating by then? Perhaps both. I do understand that this is primarily speculation, but I'm just curious if anyone happens to know the answer to this question.