• On Mar 4, 2016
    Mary from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family has reservations for the second diner seating on the Fantasy leaving March 12, 2016. Friends celebrating a special birthday will be on the same cruise but have the early seating. Is it possible to change dinner seating times for just one evening?

    Ahoy Mary –

    Your cruise is coming this weekend! I bet you and your pirate crew are super excited right now. I hope that your planning and packing is going well this week.  My crew will be on the Fantasy this week too, and there is still so much to do! I have to say that sailing with friends is one of the best ways to experience Disney Cruise Line, and you will have twice the fun since you will be celebrating together. I know that your friends will have a very special birthday on a Disney cruise, and it is understandable that you will want to share this time with them. Dinner in the table service restaurants is delicious and enjoyable for us, but for the cast members and crew they are run with military precision in order to get all of the families taken care of.  Your assigned seating or table will have a number, and when your family is not using it, then the First Seating family with the same number will be using that same table. Given that your cruise is during Spring Break, it is likely that the First Seating for dinner will be full, and your request to switch for 1 night would be not be possible. It might be easier to request a switch from Second to First for the entire week to ensure that you are able to spend time with your special friends. To do this, contact your travel agent or Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 and ask to be put on a waiting list for First Seating. Check with your Navigator on embarkation day to find out where to go in order to change your seating assignment should you choose to do this. Mary, I hope that you are able to participate in this birthday dinner celebration, and if not, then hopefully you can find another fun activity to do with your friends instead. Have a great trip!


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