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  1. Clotho

    Clotho Doting on Disney

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    Sorry to hear your table mates were a bust! For every person who doesn't share your opinions there are others who resonate with you. If you are social creatures, give it another chance and then ask to eat alone if the first night doesn't work out. But I would hate to think you missed meeting awesome people like us who don't pray over our meal and love more than one glass of wine and agree politics are not topic for mixed company! Heehee. You know what I mean!
     
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  3. Subi WRX

    Subi WRX Hangs with Jerry Springer thugs at Universal

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    LOL, think I'll wait to see who we meet at Signals on the first day of the cruise, and then see if they want to link dinner. Chance has not been good to us.
     
  4. CeCeGarrett

    CeCeGarrett Mouseketeer

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    See? And I am a wee bit concerned that DCL's data mining skills will only "see" that while my DH is a pastor in Mississippi... and neglect to detect (hee! I rhymed!) that we are a progressive church - to the extent that we are LGBTQ friendly. The results of assuming who we mesh with could be as disastrous as when a new hair stylist hears that I'm a preacher's wife. :scared1:
     
  5. PizzieDuster

    PizzieDuster DIS Veteran

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    Hee, had to read all the pages to see if I recognized myself in someone elses post.

    I hear ya...my DD and I lasted 1 minute on one of our mother/daughter cruises. We walked up to sit down with two moms and two daughter's (my daughter's age) and one woman looked at the other and said out loud "oh my god, here we go!" I thought my fly was open...oh wait, I was wearing a dress. They laughed at us and rolled eyes and whispered with hands over their mouths and didn't even say hello or acknowledge us. We just got up, went to the head servers and I told them, I wasn't going to put my DD through that and were sitted by ourselves and our servers couldn't be more than awesome! pixiedust: It was only a 2 day. It wasn't like my DD was going to see them for the next 6 days.


    This last MR cruise was awesome! We loved our tablemates and Disney did a fantastic job!!!! Still email them. If anything happened to my son in college, they live near his college, I know I could call them and they would be there. And he didn't even sail with us. Had the best time with that mom! Especially when she was hypnotised! :rotfl2:

    Kelly867, you can always request a table alone upon boarding. It will be in the navigator you receive when you check in (where to go). They may have a waiting list, but maybe after your first dinner, you won't want to move. We had requested early seating because of my nephew(5). After meeting our tablemates, we took our names off the waiting list. Have a wonderful cruise!!!
     
  6. DL1957

    DL1957 DIS Veteran

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    We have been fortunate with our 9 cruises. Twice we have shall I say unique table mates. They only wanted to hear themselves talk about how many cruises they have taken and how they know all the captains and the most of the crew. They also let me know how they did not Dis people they brought it up and I told them I was on Dis and enjoyed they many polite folks I have met.
    On our other trips we have met at least one couple that we are still friends with.
     
  7. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ <font color=green>It could end up curdled<br><font

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    I don't know how DCL would know your DH is a pastor. None of the check-in info asks for your profession or religious preference.
     
  8. ratt1345

    ratt1345 Always wishing I was Disney cruisin'!!!

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    Here's my story from our last cruise, which was a Wonder Alaska cruise June 2011.
    In this case, DCL did not have any rhyme or reason for putting our table together. Don't get me wrong. I am not complaining. DW and I don't have any children and nor did any of our table mates. From what I remember, one person was from NYC, another was from Virginia, a newly married couple and a guy from Australia. They varied in age from 24 to around 50.

    I use to be nervous about being seated with strangers, but not anymore. It's great to hear about other people's experiences. In Florida, we don't get snow (well possibly in the panhandle once every 40 years!!!). So I like to hear how people, that do get it, deal with it.
     
  9. CEGrant

    CEGrant Mouseketeer

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    We deal with it by booking Disney vacations! :cool1:
     
  10. sherpasmom

    sherpasmom I dream in Disney

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    We had a table of Single parents (3 ladies and 1 gentleman) travelling with their only child on our Dream cruise last year! Although dd was more mature than the other girls she enjoyed them and of course having some company, as did I!

    In fact, I think Dinner was one of her favorite parts of cruising, and mine too. Our waitstaff was outstanding as well.

    Altho....it was a little awkward one night when the photographer mistook me and the lone Dad at the table as a couple :crowded: Everyone was cool about it tho :blush: and we cut each other some slack if someone (adult or kid) was tired from a busy day.

    My only regret was in not getting some of their details...I won't make that mistake again with people I really enjoy!
     
  11. lucyem

    lucyem DIS Veteran

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    On our one and only cruise we were at our own table. I did not mind, it was only a 3 night. I am considering requesting to sit with others on our cruise in April. Maybe crazy but it would be nice to have others to talk to at dinner. Plus other kids would be a good distraction for my kids.
     
  12. Melissa S

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    We saw this too and thought it was a bad idea with young children. Older kids may understand that this is something you only do in the MDRs. But with little kids once you teach them something they think it's okay to do everywhere. What's wrong with coloring on the cute menus they hand out? Or giving them a larger paper to color on.
     
  13. MKwatercraftPilot

    MKwatercraftPilot Earning My Ears

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    Amen! ::yes::
     
  14. dvc deernut

    dvc deernut DIS Veteran

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    We did our first DVC member cruise 6 years ago. Its just my wife and I. They put us with 3 other couples. We hit it off so well that everytime we booked the next member cruise we linked our dining with the other 6. We take late dining and are always the last to leave. We dont need to worry about small talk. We are very comfortable in what we say and do. We keep in touch over the year.
     
  15. scootch

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    This is one of my concerns.... I travel without dh, but am happily married.. he just doesn't like to fly/cruise due to vertigo issues. I think I would feel uncomfortable at a table with a single dad.
     
  16. PrincessAurora

    PrincessAurora <font color=blue>Hmpphh! Who needs that boy in gre

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    Question - why couldn't you just eat? I mean, you aren't with their party, don't share their faith or penchant for long winded thanks to the All Mighty, so couldn't you just dig in to your soup and let them eat when they were finished with their 20 minute list of thanks?

    Would the cast members only bring food to the entire table as a whole and won't serve if your non-party tablemates are saying grace or haven't arrived?

    Just curious.
     
  17. Nette

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    Our 2 yo son starting coloring on the tablecloth one night and DH and I were mortified and tried to get him to stop it, but the asst. server came over and insisted it was fine and even drew on the tablecloth herself.

    I have to agree my concern was that he would think it was ok to do anywhere. So far though, we haven't been anywhere where he's gotten crayons (or with a white tablecloth!).
     
  18. disneychic

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    After 11 Disney Cruises we've had some great table mates but, on my next cruise -the 9/1 Fantasy I requested a table for 2. I don't get to go away with just my mom all that often and I'd rather not share her - no husbands, step-dads, brothers, sister in law's, nieces/ nephews... Just me and my mom! I've never requested a private table before. If I get it, I'll be happy and if not we get to meet some new people.

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  19. PizzieDuster

    PizzieDuster DIS Veteran

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    LOL...after they were done, I would have given thanks for my glass of chardonney in front of me and the second one that would come, the Drink of Day I had earlier, the wine in the stateroom, all my aunts and uncles, individually, my son's touchdowns when he was 12, my daughter and her gorgeous hair, my pets, even the fish, every one of the Real Housewives and Kardashians (because they need it) and as always in my family, instead of saying Amen, we say FIGHT ON!.... And the next night I WOULD GO FIRST! just kidding everyone... :rotfl2: :flower3:

    Sometimes you just don't vibe and don't want to be uncomfortable while eating dinner that takes sometimes over an hour. :rolleyes1 I always felt bad for my kids because they could feel the tension and were uncomfortable themselves. But with good table mates, dinner is always so much fun!
     
  20. Subi WRX

    Subi WRX Hangs with Jerry Springer thugs at Universal

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    Ah, they asked if we minded if they said Grace. We said sure, go right ahead, thinking it would be short. So we were polite. After we realized I'd written my dissertation in a shorter amount of time than they were taking to say Grace, my wife and I were eyeing each other, wondering if we should just give in and dig in. There were a few times we thought they were done, but they weren't. And we wondered at what point would it be rude if we just started eating. So we let them finish. We asked for a new table the next night.



    What is the etiquette in that situation anyway? Could we just have eaten? We still wonder about that.

    :lmao:You sound like my wife.
     
  21. jpeka65844

    jpeka65844 DIS Veteran

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    I was wondering about this. On our cruise in June, we were all teachers! Maybe that's just what you get when you can only cruise in ! the summer!

    :rotfl2:
     

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