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    Which seating would you recommend? 1st or 2nd?

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    When do you normally dine at home? We prefer a later meal, so choose the second.
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    We chose the first simply because the 2nd was too late. Also that way we could eat and still enjoy the shows later.
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    Any cruise I've been on has two seatings for the shows too. :yes: If you dine early, you go to the shows after the fact. If you dine later, you can go to the shows before dinner, and then do the club sorts of things after dinner...

    It's truly a matter of personal preference. Sometimes dining later allows for more adult contact as those with children tend to prefer the early seating for dinner... but then other than the Disney Cruise, most cruises we've been on did not have a huge number of children.
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    I`d definitely go for the later sitting for dinner for two main reasons.
    1. If there are loads of kids on your cruise then the chances are that those families will opt for the early sitting, especially if the younger children are involved, thus making it a more "adult" experience.
    2. You will be under less pressure to finish your meal as the tables have to be reset between the early and later seatings.

    As Tink said, you won`t miss out on any shows on board as they gear the timings around the dinner seating times, so you can see the show before you have dinner, while the early diners are having their meal.
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    Thanks we have booked the 2nd seating so we can enjoy a cocktail or two hehe

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    Are you sailing on the Disney Magic Jeff?
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    That the original plan but now we are on the dream. Anything I need to be aware or anything you would recommend?

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    No there`s nothing to be aware of Jeff. It`s just that we know Tim [the pianist] onboard the Magic very well and we always end up in Sessions bar with him after dinner.
    I was going to recommend you pay him a visit one evening that`sll.
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    Yup, exactly John. We always go with first seating.
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    Jeff, you're my kinda' guy. :D :D We always have a cocktail before dinner, and it's wonderful to be seated in a vantage point where you can view the ocean. My favorite is a glass of Veuve Cliquot or a dry martini. We like to chat about the day's events, or talk about what's coming up, or debate some "social issue" that has meaning for us. :D :D Loads of bubbly helps those debates, don'tcha' know? :D
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    Us four should meet soon then :yes:

    I am still working out how to pay for cocktails, is it possible to pay by cash at all or it will be paid at the end of the cruise?

    Jeff
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    I honestly don't know what the options are. We've only ever run a tab and paid at the end of the cruise. It required a credit card. If you don't want to use a credit card, I would imagine (but truly don't know) that you could put down an amount, and they'd alert you when it was gone, or nearly gone.

    Trust me. It won't take long. :sigh:
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    Jeff I honestly am not sure if they accept cash. I know we tied everything to our stateroom on a credit card. Slowhand or catrancher can probably answer this a lot better.

    Tink what is your favorite Martini? Both Donna and I are huge Bombay Sapphire fans.
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    HOW MUCH!!! :eek: That's one pricey pillow!!! :eek:

    John, Beefeater's with a whisper of vermouth. Bombay is too sweet for me. :sorry:
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    That exactly how Stephen responded!!

    I was told that the WDW park sells them and it is much cheaper....

    Who is going to WDW soon? Could someone check this out for me :unsure:
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    Jeff, when you are on board you may as well leave your wallet in your stateroom safe as they don`t take cash at any of the bars or indeed the shops....everything is charged to your stateroom.
    At the bars [or on deck when you are served drinks by the roaming servers], you will be given a receipt for you to sign and insert your stateroom number. Normally a 15% tip is included but of course you could add an additional tip if you feel the urge! :lol:
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    Can we settle the charges using the cash at the end?

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    I can`t see why not.
    On the last day of your cruise you will have your account pushed through your stateroom door thus giving you ample time to query any discrepancies at the Guest Services Desk.
    Just a word of caution though. At check in you will be asked to provide a credit card to cover on-board expenses...[I think this is to ensure that DCL get their money! :lol:]. If you want to settle your on-board account in cash then remember to tell them this at check in...I reckon they will still need to see a credit card though!

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