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About a month ago we booked a 7nt on the Fantasy for next summer. We were given second seating, as I was told this was all that was available. We were wait listed for main. Then I started thinking...DD can't wait until 8:15pm to eat dinner, she has type 1 diabetes. So I called DVC member services to ask what they could do for me. The answer was - nothing. The CM told me not to worry, there were plenty of opportunities for "snackage" on board. Well I know this, but that's not the point. I don't want DD to have to eat a slice of pizza at 5:30, and then watch us eat at the nice restaurants 3 hours later. The CM assured me that things open up, and I know they do, but the conversation was discouraging. Sorry, I know it's annoying when people vent. Thanks for listening. . Have any of you had luck with the wait list, or changing seatings once you were onboard?
I have had excellent luck with the wait list for my clients, especially when they book as far in advance as you have. Worst case scenario, if it doesn't come through, go speak with your Head Server once you board and explain the situation. I'm sure they will do their best to accomodate you!
If the change doesn't come through before you sail, plan to attend the meeting that takes place at Royal Court (Fantasy) the afternoon that you board. It's listed on the Navigator, and they also give you a phone number to call later in the afternoon. You can request the change then.
If for some reason you miss that, head over to the evening's scheduled dining room at around 5:00pm. The dining room manager (maitre d') is usually on duty by then. Just walk up to the podium and explain your situation.
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I find the dining room team to be very accommodating so just follow Sara and Dave's advice and you'll be just fine. If you attend the dining meeting when you board, try to get there right away before the lines get very long, this will also help your chances as well. You should be able to make a medical request on your reservation, they take those things seriously so i'm sure they will do everything they can to accommodate you. Happy cruising!
I was one of Sara's clients who was waitlisted for the main seating on our cruise on the Dream and I'd echo what she said. We had friends who joined us and went for the main seating, after we'd already booked late seating. I wasn't holding out much hope, but the main seating came through for us.
Thanks for the hopeful words!! The CM noted DD's diabetes, but told us that they couldn't do anything. Since we're still months out, I'm hoping the wait list will come through and that'll solve everything!
I have had type 1 diabetes for over 35 years now. I don't know if your DD is on a pump or not, but would you not be able to speak to her doctor and adjust her insulin for the cruise?
I am not a child (only by heart) but I do the late dining. I usually have a snack late afternoon anyway especially with all the walking and swimming and physical activity. Last cruise DH and I ordered the cheese platter and snacked in our room before going to the show before dinner....
Which was after a little snack before that. The cheese was just to hold us (me) over until dinner and since no carbs, I didn't have to give myself any more insulin to cover the cheese....