I always wondered who actually picks out your tablemates. Because on our last cruise, the people they picked for our group was soooo wrong. It really ruined dinner each night. My group: me, hubby (both 38), sons, (10 & 11), my mother (70) my sister (45) my niece (14). When I saw this group of young women coming over, I was thinking "this can't be". They seated a group of four 20 year old women with us, who were ready to drink and dressed to party. Believe me, when they saw us, they weren't too thrilled either. It really ruined our dinner each night because we had nothing to say to them and they had nothing to say to us either. It was very uncomfortable. They didn't show up one night, and it was the best dinner night that we had, sad to say. Even the waiters seemed to realize what a mismatched group this was, but said or did nothing. And we didn't say anything either because we don't like to complain. I've always wondered why this happened and who put these two opposite groups together!