For dining on cruise ships do you prefer open seating, early seating, or late seating?
I’m inclined to do open, but I am cruising with my parents and a couple they are friends with and they have chosen early seating. The ship is in a time zone 3 hours behind me (Alaska is an hour behind PT isn’t it?) so the first few days I guess 5:45pm is not likely to feel extremely early. It will be nice to eat all together sometimes, but we can do it during breakfast and lunches and probably one or two dinners anyway. Last time I took a cruise I very much regretted scheduling early dining, and was looking forward to the flexibility of open seating, but the other cruise was in my time zone.
What would you do? Feel free to answer whether you have cruised or not.
Anyone who has tried open dining please tell me your experience with it. We will be cruising on Holland America.