We sail 4-9-05 on the Grand and the help from this board has been fantastic. Some more questions have come to mind. We hate standing n lines (who doesn't?) but we also know sometimes it can't be helped. For those times it can be helped, how can we avoid some lines on board? How early can we make dinner reservations for anytime seating? Do the lines thin out at the later part of the meal time? Does food quality suffer? How good is the buffet? Is it really 24 hour? Money is not a problem (thanks to a very healthy bonus from work) but are the steak house and Italian place worth the up charge? Are they crowded every night? The Grand has Movies Under the Stars, how crowded are these? I know you have to reserve a lounge seat or spot in a hot tub in advance, how far out can you reserve these seats? What are the best seats? Is the hot tub too much to take for a full length movie? If you reserve a seat for a movie under the stars, do you have to be on time, early or can you be fashionably late as befits a vacation and still have your seat waiting? Are the stage shows worth seeing? What does it take to get a seat in a balcony? Looks like only a few seats are available, is it reservation or first come first seated? I've heard about some participation games like "The Not So Newly Wed Game" and others; I know these will be listed in Princess Patter, any advice on attending these events? We're renewing our vows and one of the opportunities offered as part of the package is a tour of the bridge while in a port. Can we take a camera with us? Has anyone done this, any advise on this tour? Are the ship tours worth the time? I'm just plain nosey and like to poke around. i know they won't let us roam freely and certain areas are off limits but is the ship tour a fun time? How long does it take and how often is it offered? Anything else anyone can offer concerning getting into special events on the Grand? Wow, this has gotten much longer than I meant, thanks for reading and any replies will be greatly appreciated. I promise to bring back and post lots of photos since we purchased a second digital camera and extra memory cards plus we're taking the laptop to download all the shots when we fill the memory cards.