Cruising Solo and Open Seating

Oct 18th, 2004, 07:39 AM
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Cruising Solo and Open Seating

When I cruised with Holland America, breakfast and lunch in the dining room was open seating. They always placed me at a large table with other couples or singles. Traveling with Crystal was the opposit. At breakfast and lunch I asked to be with others, but they refused and put me alone at a small table. There were other singles also sitting alone even though they had asked for company. I would like to try some other cruise lines, but wonder what their seating policies are. Does anyone know about Princess,Celebrity, Cunard, Oceania,Seaborn, etc. Thanks for any info you might have.
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Oct 18th, 2004, 07:58 AM
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On Royal Caribbean and Celebrity I was seated with others during open seating meals.
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Oct 18th, 2004, 11:49 AM
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You can choose to sit with people on Princess - when you go to the dining room just indicate if you want a large table with people or a small table.
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Oct 18th, 2004, 12:30 PM
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Radisson will seat you with others. By the time you hit the sand in port, you will have new friends to share the sea with.
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Oct 18th, 2004, 12:52 PM
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Wow Mandy, how rude that they made you sit alone. I've never heard of a line doing this, especially if they also made others sit alone as well. Have other heard that Crystal does such a thing?
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Oct 25th, 2004, 04:22 PM
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I'm just going to top this as I am recently widowed and thinking about a cruise. Crystal Cruises always seemed a wonderful choice but I'm having second thoughts based on this post. Anyone? LilMsFoodie, over here from the US board.
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Oct 26th, 2004, 08:12 AM
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That's a shame that they didn't respect your request for dining with others. I've never heard of such rudeness!

Lilms, As for Crystal....I think there are better options for the $ (or less $ spent)...JMO. Crystal is NOT all inclusive, just in case you thought otherwise.
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