Hi. Original poster here. This is my first "controversial" topic I started. 🤣
I never intended for that to happen.
We just returned from the Regal and I feel if I asked this question onboard 10 times, I would have received 10 different answers. I will give you my first hand account of what happened.
Once onboard I went to meet with the maître d. I was first met at the door to ask what I needed. I told them due to the dinner time changing from 7:15pm-7:45pm,, I would like to see if it was possible to switch to ATD and make a reservation. She said no. I asked what the options were and then I was told to come in and meet with the maitre'd. I waited but when it was my turn he left. 😩
I ended up changing to ATD and hoped for the best.
We called the DINE line in the morning and were told we can make a reservation after 730pm by calling each day. This only worked once because when we called again (both in the early morning) we were told its impossible to make a reservation for ATD. 🤔
Most nights when we did not have a reservation we usually ended up getting to the dining room between 7:00pm-7:45pm. When we got to the hostess, she gave us a pager and told us to try a different dining room. This was so crazy because everyone was doing the same thing and then ended up with 2 pagers. This system did not seem efficient at all.
Once we discovered coming at 8pm meant no wait at all we just did this.
Of course keeping 2nd dining even at 7:45pm would have eliminated all this back and forth.
Moral of the story, I should have just left it as is....who knew my kids would make great friends and never wanted to leave them for dinner 😁
Thanks everyone for all your input. We all had a great cruise and ready for the next one!