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Old April 17th, 2001, 01:53 PM
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Default Personal Choice Dining

Hi guys!
I got another question before we leave on our cruise. If we have signed up for first seeting, does anyone know what dining room we will be on the Grand Princess 6-3-01 Also if any one has any coments abou the Grand either reviews or pics I would love for you to share them with us. Thanks for your time and have a great day!
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Old April 17th, 2001, 02:40 PM
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When we cruised on the Grand 2/4/01, we selected Personal Choice. At that time the Michaelangelo Dining Room was used for PC. There are 2 other Dining Rooms on the Grand the Bioncelli and the Da Vinci, both have an early and a late seating. Have your TA check with Princess maybe they have already assigned your seating.
The Grand is wonderful, just bring your walking shoes.
Enjoy your cruise, wish I were going.
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Old April 18th, 2001, 01:15 PM
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The Boteccelli and DaVinci dining rooms were both used for Traditional choice dining assignments for both main and late seating. The Boteccelli is very difficult to get to as there is only one set of elevators or stairwells to get there. Both dining rooms can get noisey as the ceilings are very low. You should be confirmed for your seating time choice soon or at the latest when your tickets arrive. If the dining choice is not what you want, go directly to the station set up ourside the Wheelhouse bar & Sabatinni's on Sunday about 1 p.m. and request a change. The larger table seating you choose, the better chance you have of being given the change. People said the Brunch at Sabattini's was great and reservations are a must for both meals as the restaurant only holds about 90 at one seating. The Painted Desert served great Tex-Mex food including very tangy salsa. Reservations recommended there too.

What else can I comment on: Pools - the adult stern pool area 3 tiered decks (14,15, 17) is much more quiet than either the Neptune or Calypso Reef pools. Don't miss the Tropical Night in that area either. Graham Seymour, CD, was great. Try to catch both Lights, Camera, Action and Rhythm of the City shows as well as the illusionist and comedian/jubbler Thien Su as well as Marty Allen and Karen Blackwell. Vista Lounge fills up fast, so for shows there plan to go early to get a seat. Skywalkers is a great place to dance, to bad there is no bar service during the day for the great view. Explorers is nice for dancing and the Wheelhouse has many cozy nooks for gathering and relaxing. Never did stop into Extremes but sat at the Atrium lounge area before diner and enjoyed the pianist. Entertainment was excellent with something for everyone. Don't miss the Champagne Fountain construction and party on Friday night (formal nights are Tuesday & Friday).

E-mail me if you have any special questions.
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