On Princess in the personal choice dining room, you will be asked if you would like to sit at a table with others. If you prefer a table for 2 (or 4 or whatever), you can specify. You can request a table in a certain waiter's section if you find a waiter you like. We never had to wait over 5 - 10 minutes. You can also make reservations. We loved personal choice dining so much that we let it be the deciding factor when we were debating HAL or Princess for our upcoming cruise.