Had personal choice dining on the Golden Princess Jan 2, 05 and enjoyed it very much. One of the keys is to try to make reservations. We didn't every day and had no trouble. One evening we had reservations and showed up and recognized the head waiter from our cruise in May on the Royal Princess. When I asked if we could get reservations for the next evening, he said it wasn't needed, to just show and he'd get us a table. Well we did and within 2 minutes were seated. We chose to eat around 7:30 each evening.