It is as easy as that, but it is more, if you like you can reserve the same table and waiters for the duration of your cruise for a set time each night.
You can ask to sit with strangers at the first available table, or you can sit with friends you met that day, you can have a table for two or whatever.
The menus are the same in the PC and Traditional dining rooms each day as is the Dress code for the night.
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Amazing! You answered all of the possible questions that I could have come up with. We are generally table for two types, as dinner is the one time in the day we love to relax in each other's company and not entertain others or be entertained by others. It doesn't look like tables for two are available in the regular (6 PM & 8 PM) dining cycle, so we figured that we'd be easier able to sit alone at a table for four as a twosome. Thanks again for you excellent response!
We sailed Princess for the first time in September, and had our first experience with PC dining. Having always done traditional, I was hesitant at first, but we enjoyed it.
It was a lot like going to a popular restaurant. If you go at a the busy time, you may find yourself waiting. However, on the Golden, they gave you beepers. So the on the one night we had to wait, which was formal night, we just got in line to have our portrait made while we waited.
Since it was our honeymoon, we opted for tables for two a couple nights, but sat at various size tables the other nights.
Both ways have their pros and cons, and both ways certainly have their fans. Personally we will continue to do both depending on the situation. In our case, our next cruise (also the May 22 Caribbean Princess) we will be taking our daughters, so the flexible dining times appeal to us in this case.