I was wondering about loo visits for first class passengers during dinner in the dining saloon. Surely with the duration of time and amount of liquid consumed both before and during dinner, a trip to the loo was inevitable. Would passengers politely excuse themselves to other passengers at their table and then, what seems like quite a long walk to the toilet facilities, venture forward of the ship to relieve themselves? And this leads me to think that if this is the case, there must have been a certain amount of pressure to get to the loo, relieve oneself and return as quickly as possible to the table. Would it have been frowned upon for keeping a table waiting as one course finished and the next was ready to be served? And what of passengers who preferred not to use the public toilet facilities (favoring the use of their cabin's toilet) as is the case of some people in today's society? Would they have to state, "Will be back in a good twenty minutes or so, as I need to walk all the way to my cabin located at B89! See you shortly." I would also hate to think of a passenger making these journeys only to return to the table and think 'Oh my, I need the toilet again.' God forbid a man or woman with nerves or a water infection of some sort. I would be interested to read any responses to these thoughts. Thank you.