Although it's hard to explain, NCL's Freestyle is
different from Princess's Anytime Dining.
On our last cruise (NCL) we asked to be seated with others and ended up at a table for two every night! Now, DH and I love each other, but we eat together every night! We like meeting new people on a cruise
On our Princess cruise we asked to be seated with others and had at least a table for six, most often for eight. It was great meeting other cruisers!
If you can't get the Traditional Seating, ask to sit with others. You'll probably meet some very interesting people!