Early or Late Seating? Two Things to Consider!

Published on 4 April 2023 at 13:49

Most cruise lines offer two seatings for dinner in the Main Dining Room. Deciding on which time can be hard! Here are two things you should consider before choosing your time. 

Do you have younger children? Usually, the later time is around 8:00-8:30pm. If your kids eat early or most likely will be asleep by then, choosing the early time would be best for you. 

Do you plan on booking excursions and exploring the ports scheduled for your sailing? If so, you may want to consider the late dining option. This will allow you to maximize your time at port without needing to head back to the ship early to get ready. 

Even though you can change your preference, they can book up! So it's important to think about these things early on to make sure whichever option you choose will be a good one for your group!