Wait a minute.... how did it become February?? Wasn't yesterday Halloween or something? Ugh! Time is flying! Anyway, I recently had a friend who is planning a Disney Cruise ask me about the early seating dinner option vs. the late one, and I thought that might be a great topic for this week's post. So let's get into it...
First of all, DCL is truly the BEST cruise line in the world! It's such a fun-filled and relaxing trip! No matter what, families, couples and anyone that sails will fall in love with the cruise line. That being said, when it comes to dinner, the seating time that you should select is really the one that works best for your family. I can give you some pluses and minuses to the two times, and hopefully that will help you decide!
Your show time in the main theater will be based on your dinner seating, so the schedule will work like this: First dinner seating will go to dinner between 5:45pm and 6:15pm, and go to the theater for their show at 8:30pm. Second seating will go to their show at 6:15pm, and dinner between 8:00pm and 8:30pm.
|Disney Dreams cannot be missed!
|By selecting the late dinner, you can enjoy a gorgeous sunset on a nearly
deserted Deck 4.
|D passed out and the servers made her comfy.
The one negative we saw to second seating was that sometimes we would have to rush to get to some of the evening activities. If there was a particular cabaret show taking place, or if it was Pirate Night, we really had to scramble to wrap up dessert and get our butts out the door. This maybe only happened one or two times on the whole cruise though, so it wasn't too big of a deal.
Overall, I prefer second seating, BUT, if you have small children, you may want to stick with first seating, to avoid meltdowns and/or your children falling asleep at the table. Although D did fall asleep at our table once during second seating and our servers very sweetly pushed two chairs together, covered her in a tablecloth, and made a pillow from napkins. It was adorable.
No matter what, you're guaranteed to have delicious meals, fabulous entertainment, and an incredible family vacation! Oh, and if you need help planning your awesome Disney Cruise, or you want to learn how to get the best deals, contact the crew at Kingdom Konsultant Travel and they will hook you up! Have fun and BON VOYAGE! See you next week, everyone!
- Jenn aka "Tink"
- Jenn aka "Tink"