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We have reservations for dinner in the Manhattan restaurant. Could we use those reservations at the Savor or Taste restaurants? Or would we even need reservations there?

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No. You need a reservation at the restaurant you want to eat at. Manhattan Room much nicer. Taste and Savor too many kids. 

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A reservation for Manhattan is not good for Savor or Taste.  Reservations are useful for MDRs but not required.  During busy times, you will have a wait.  During other times the wait will be shorter or non-existent. 

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OP,  if this is related to your upcoming Feb 2nd Bliss sailing out of NY to the W. Carib & back - my suggestion would be the following, be flexible & eat early, if you can - without advance reservations (i.e. all the available 5 or 5:30 pm slots taken/gone already for online booking)  But, keep checking back as it get closer ... sometimes, NCL will open/release additional slots as it get closer.  

 

Otherwise, be prepared & join the standby line early, as it open at 5 or 5:30 pm (a little earlier, if you can).  Bookings default to no-shows after 15 minutes, that is at 5:15, 5:45, 6:15 and so forth for those bookings on the hour and half hours - parties of 2 to 4 are sometimes easier to get seated on the wait-list ... loiter around the bar area just outside, you might or might not be given a "pager".  Those with confirmed reservations will get priority if they are on-time and there.  

 

Within 15 minutes, either way, of the major/main theater show is also a good time to try your luck to get standby seating to dine in Taste or Savor.  Menus are the same for all the MDR, services - according to our friends that sailed the Bliss, was a notch faster than the Manhattan MDR (longer trip to the gallery & back for the wait team)

 

Download & pre-install the free "Cruise Norwegian" App to use on embarkation day, use that as your intel tool to check on availability - if you have booked - cancel & rebook is not allowed, the reservation desk/kiosk team is probably overwhelmed on day 1 to help make changes.  Try again when they aren't as busy, maybe early morning on Day 2 or late night - sometimes, they will just tell you to do a walk-up and no longer doing MDR reservations, only specialty dining. 

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We just got off the New Year's week cruise on the Encore with a group of 6 and boarded and no advance MDR reservations, were only able to make reservations for 3 nights during the week (two Manhattan, one Savor), and we never waited.  The only night we thought there would be a problem we started at Savor and were quoted a 30-45 minute wait, and went across the hall to Taste and were seated immediately.  We went between 7 and 7:30, I will say that it was a later dining crowd during this particular cruise (even with kids).  Also, we actually preferred Taste and Savor to Manhattan, found them smaller and quieter (they all had a lot of kids but again holiday week cruise), and all had the same menu

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On the Feb. 2nd Bliss cruise on all the nights we're not eating in Specialty restaurants, we booked the Manhattan at 5:30. I only asked this question as I didn't see any options to book the Taste or Savor and I wondered if some nights the smaller restaurants might be better. We prefer to eat faster and I see that the mking2888 mentioned that the smaller restaurants might be faster.

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Manhattan almost always takes longer - though there are exceptions. It's also almost always louder too. I guess the design of it somehow carries sound around? 

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