If you can't get a table for two and have to join others do come to some sort of agreement ( for dinner) and arrange to meet at the table at the same time, take it in turns to decide a suitable time eg 7.30/8pm ( it works well if you suggest to meet up in the bar for a pre dinner drink, other evenings you will all be invited to a cocktail party , both sides have to make an effort otherwise you will end up with indigeston . I always enjoy siting a table with others I've met some wonderful people and made new friends. most peole who cruise are like minded .. AA club ! very nice too you will have a wonderful time.
Dinner is between 6.30 - 9.00. You will probably be on a table with others who will be at a different stage in their meal but it works well. It is a smaller intimate restaurant and service is superb. Best meal arrangements we have ever had.