Seating Procedures

One of our primary goals for the Malt Shop Memories Cruise is to establish a seating procedure that is easy to administer, is fair and allows our guests to fully enjoy all of the aspects of the cruise.

As part of this goal, every Malt Shop Memories Cruise Guest will have an assigned seat in the Mainstage Theatre for each blue and orange show.


Early/Late Dining:

Each guest chose a specific dining and Mainstage Theatre show time when they first booked their cabin. In order for everyone to enjoy the Mainstage performances, you must adhere to your designated dining and show time. Before we set sail, you will receive your Mainstage Theatre Seating Card which will be required for entry to your specific show time.

If you have selected the late show/early dining, you will be dining at 6:00 PM and will attend the 9:00 PM Mainstage Theatre show. Your identification card will be orange and only guests with an ORANGE card may attend the late show.

If you have selected the early show/late dining, you will attend the 6:30 PM Mainstage Theatre show and the 8:30 PM dining. Your identification card will be blue and only guests with a BLUE card may attend the early show.

Doors will open 30 minutes before published show times to all guests.  With the implementation of assigned seating, there is no need to arrive early.


SAFE Seating:

SAFE Program: Due to our assigned seating program, guests who require special seating in The Mainstage must complete the Special Assistance  Form For Entry (“SAFE”) within two weeks of booking to ensure seats are assigned with guest’s accessibility in mind. Upon review of the guest’s SAFE form, the guest will be assigned a seat most appropriate to fit their needs stated on the form. 

2017 SAFE SEATING FORM


Requirements for Entry:

Requirements for Entry:  All guests need to have their The Mainstage Theatre Seating Card with them to gain entrance to the theatre.  Guests will receive their Mainstage Theatre Seating Card within their document box, delivered in late July-early August  Keep these cards safe and plan to pack them in November.

The Mainstage Theatre Seating Cards will contain the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Seat Number
  • Suggested entrance to the theatre
  • Blue or Orange coloring which signify your show time
    BLUE cards indicate you’re attending the early show/late dining. ORANGE cards indicate you’re attending the late show/early dining.
    NOTE: NO changes in show or dining time are possible.Seating cards will be checked by staff at the theatre entrance to ensure compliance.   
    **Seating cards will be checked by staff at the theatre entrance to ensure all guests are entering the appropriate show time.  Ushers will be placed in the aisle to ensure all guests are sitting in the appropriate seat.

Entrances:  There are 4 entrances to The Mainstage Theatre for guests:  Deck 2 Doors (Port), Deck 2 Doors (Starboard), Deck 3 Doors (Port) and Deck 3 Doors (Starboard).  The Mainstage Theatre Seating Card will have a suggested entrance to the theatre.

Ushers:  Ushers will be posted at every entrance and inside The Showroom at Sea to assist with the seating process.

Entry to The Mainstage Theatre:  Doors will open 30 minutes before published show times to all guests.  With the implementation of assigned seating, there is no need to arrive early.


Seating Chart:

All booked guests will receive a packet in the mail with seating assignments for the 2017 Malt Shop Memories Cruise. If you have not yet received this information, please call (844) 855-MALT (6258). For Frequently Ask Questions about seating procedures please click here.