We did this itinerary on Costa Classica mid February 2007 and they used British Airways for the flights ....(I thought we went from Heathrow but I may be wrong) ...as it is a different ship I can't help with cabin position...we were allocated a table for two for dinner but near other English speaking passengers (we were in the minority on this ship!) I'm pretty sure there are two sittings ....the weather was hot and sunny all week and the sea was calm!! We loved all the places visited...Muscat being our favourite!
We going on this cruise, 28th Feb for my 60th! I was offered a variety of flights and swiftly opted for Birmingham with Emerites. It was only later that I realised my choice had reduced our time in Dubai considerably. Usually good at getting the deal, feel I have failed somewhat on this occasion. We have booked second sitting for evening meal. I hope the weather is good and the sea calm. Looking forward to it all very much.