Ok, so, this newbie has realized that if we choose the early seating, we might have to be back early enough from the shore excursions to wash up and change for dinner.. but we could make the midnight buffet! BUT, dinner won't be over until almost 8? But, if we take the later seating, we won't miss some great shows, and we can relax after the shore excursions, and really, I don't need to eat at midnight, do I? I'll probably be asleep, won't I? I am usually by 11pm!?! And if we go ashore every day we won't be eating all day like we might on the boat, or am I in denile? What do you usually pick, and why? And do you eat every night in the dining room, or do you prefer the other choices for filing that bottomless pit you develope during a cruise?