- Sep 8, 2015
Good grief, don't suggest an option where we have to pay more to get what we already have. DCL may actually read these boards and think it is a good idea. First come, first served is fair; if you HAVE to have early dining, then commit earlier. I REALLY haven't heard anyone in this entire threat give a valid reason for why they can't eat 2nd serving if they had to. Everyone who says, "I have to eat X hours before my bedtime." YOU ARE ON A FREAKING CRUISE SHIP!! YOU CAN STAY UP LATER AND SLEEP IN LONGER. Same thing for the people who say, "My kids can't stay up that late. You can shift their wake-up and bed time by 3 hours so they are no longer staying up late. It is no different than people flying in from the West coast and having to adjust their body clock by 3 hours. The people who are complaining don't WANT to change their schedule; it isn't that they CAN'T change their schedule.Well the cruise lines could go to a system like the airlines where you would have to pay more to select your dining time. Same thing as just picking a guaranteed room that has a lower rate. This would give the cruise lines more flexibility. I am a frequent flyer and don't book my flights very early but appreciate that the airlines block many of the good seats for elites and don't open those to the public (for a charge) till close to departure.
The system works to reward people to commit to a cruise as early as possible so DCL can get their ships filled up.