Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 12th, 2004, 10:14 AM
FirstCoastCruiser's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 367
Default free-style dining option

Is seating with free-style lines like open seating for breakfast/lunch on Carnival or RCI? In other words, do you get seated with other guests arriving at the same time or does each party get seated by themselves? Personally I have always enjoyed the 5:45 or 6:15 stampede to the dining room! ;-) Just curious as I am considering Princess and NCL for Fall 2005.

Thanks everyone.


NCL Sun x 2, Monarch OTS, Oasis OTS, Independence OTS, Navigator OTS, Mariner OTS x 2, Sovereign OTS, CCL Legend, CCL Fascination x 2, CCL Glory, CCL Celebration, CCL Miracle x 2, CCL Pride, CCL Fantasy, CCL Freedom, CCL Breeze x 2, CCL Liberty, CCL Imagination, Emerald Princess
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 12th, 2004, 10:54 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 580
Default Re: free-style dining option

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.

Star Princess
Sun Princess
Carnival Inspiration
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 12th, 2004, 11:10 AM
Parrot Mom
Posts: n/a
Default Re: free-style dining option

On NCL y ou can request sitting by yourself or a large table..which ever you prefer..ALSO, you don't have to do freestyle...what you can do is tell the maitre de you prefer a regular seating time. One thing is for sure when we board our Majesty tomorrow I'm going to look for my favorite waiter and if he's still there request him at all times...
Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free style dining kdekema Ask CruiseMates Staff 7 December 16th, 2007 11:10 AM
Single and Free Style Dining akwaaba Norwegian Cruise Lines 3 July 7th, 2006 08:11 PM
opinions wanted - best smoke free option readytogo Ask CruiseMates Staff 6 August 11th, 2004 05:58 PM
Free-style dining - I'm confused! Linda Princess Cruise Lines 12 August 23rd, 2002 01:26 PM
Free Style Dining Helen and Ray Carlson Norwegian Cruise Lines 6 March 24th, 2002 11:29 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1