Posted February 16th, 2017, 02:55 PM
Last edited by SuiteTraveler; February 16th, 2017 at 03:03 PM
Okay thanks for the advise!
But we don't know yet when we are going to eat or what time we are hungry at, so we would not like to reserve tabels yet Isnt very expensive to eat at specials restaurants everyday ?
It's a fraction of what you would pay at a restaurant on land plus you can buy specialty dining packages and save even more money:
As far as not making reservations - you are going to be on a ship with between 5400 and 6296 passengers all of whom want to eat and want to see the shows. If you don't make reservations, then it won't be a case of eating when you are hungry, it will be a case of getting a table whenever one is free which might be at 9:30 at night or you might wind up eating in the buffet all the time which would be very disappointing. To have a really great Allure cruise, it is best to book your shows first and then book your dining either before or after the each show (because you can't eat while you are watching the shows.) You will need reservations for shows or you wind up in the standby line where you may or may not get in.
While you don't have to make reservations, My Time Dining can be a real challenge on this particular ship with wait times up to 45 minutes. Sometimes you can walk in, but other times, you may have a lengthy wait which is a problem when you have a show. So for example, you need to plan ahead and go to dinner about 2 hours before your show starts. You need to get to the show venue 30 minutes before the show. So you have 90 minutes to eat dinner which is plenty of time EXCEPT if you have a 45 minute wait. Then you only have 45 minutes to eat dinner before you need to get to the show venue. What we found with the specialty restaurants is that 100% of the time, we could walk in on time for our reservation and be seated immediately. Anyway, this is just something to keep in mind about how the evenings work on this ship. The shows are all REALLY GOOD and well worth seeing, so I recommend seeing as many of them as you can within reason. Some nights we just don't feel like seeing a show, so there are still 2 or 3 I have not seen yet. I guess we'll have to go on Allure again sometime.