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Old May 20th, 2003, 08:20 AM
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I have recently read on other message boards that it isn't possible to get a table for 2 with personal choice dining. Is that true? Also, I get different reports on taking wine on board. Can you also buy booze on board for state room consuption? Thanks
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Old May 20th, 2003, 09:56 AM
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When we were on a Princess ship that offered personal choice dining, there were two identical dining rooms, one on deck 5 and one on deck six. One dining room offered traditional dining and the other personal choice dining. There were tables of all sizes in each dining room.
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I think your best bet would be to make reservations for a table for 2 - go down to the dining room in the morning and speak directly to the Maitre'D' - or you could call from your stateroom - just like you would at home to reserve a table at a fine restaurant. Yes, you may purchase liquor on board the ship. As for wine, you may bring it aboard to have with dinner, you will most likely have to pay a corking fee- depends upon your waiter.
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My friend and I were on the Golden in March. We had personal choice and ate at the same table for 2 every night, no reservation -- just asked for our waiter. We went any time between 7 and 9. Only had to wait once for 10 minutes.

You can be creative and get wine to consume in your cabin. We bought a bottle of champagne at the Explorers Bar, had a glass, and then just took the bottle back to our room. I can't imagine why you couldn't do the same with dinner wine or bottles of wine you order at any bar.
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rc9000,

Yes, there are tables for two -- and they may or may not be in heavy demand, depending upon the cruise.

That said, I think that couples eating at tables for two defeats one of the purposes of a cruise -- which is that you get to meet wonderful people over dinner, and thus to make new friends.

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Old May 20th, 2003, 06:00 PM
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You can also get some hard liquors which are available on the ship delviered to your cabin. But, alas, no liqueurs.

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Old May 21st, 2003, 04:32 PM
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There are tables for two, no problem.

You can bring wine on the ship, no problem. You can consume in your room, no problem. If you bring to dinner, they do charge a corkage fee of $16 or so.
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Old May 27th, 2003, 11:53 AM
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$16.00?? Nooooo. If they charge at all it's like 5 bucks.
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I'll throw in another number. I'm not positive, but I believe the corkage fee is $10.00.
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Corkage fees have gone up! I have heard anywhere from $10 or $12 per bottle for Princess.

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Old May 28th, 2003, 07:04 PM
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Re: corkage fees. Wow, lots of numbers floating around, we got back in March from the Star Princess, and the corkage fee was $10 U.S....even if we did give samples of our nice old Bordeaux to the waiter and assistant waiter....it was worth a try ;-))
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