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Hi there - happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating. 


Looked but couldn't find much on how best to handle larger party seating requests. Our family group is traveling on Meraviglia in December and across our party we have 8 rooms and about 20 people. In the past, on other cruises we've traveled as a group, we've typically had a concierge to call to make requests in advance re: seating in main dining room and specialty restaurants. Here, it seems like restaurant reservations/preferences are typically handled once you board ship. 


Any tips/past experiences from others on this? Our TA has our rooms "linked" but does anyone know what we should expect or be proactive in seeking out upon boarding? Both for main dining room, and for specific nights that we might want to dine as a group at specialty restaurants. 


Also, we haven't booked excursions yet, but if various rooms might be booking the same excursions is that safe that we'd expect to be together, or is there any feature to link reservations/excursion purchases ahead of time to make sure? 


Thanks in advance! 

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We are booked with a smaller group- 3 rooms - and were told that because our reservation numbers are all linked to each other that we would be seated together at dinner. I plan to go to the maître d’ upon boarding just to find out. We booked our excursions online for those that we are doing together. For those, we are not “together “per se, but we all booked the same thing individually.

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