Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Princess Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 20th, 2008, 11:53 PM
Familiar Face
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 62
Default Open seating and privacy

My wife and I have just booked our second cruise with Princess. We are thinking of trying the open dining. My wife and I are very socialable but the one time we do like our alone time is a dinner. It gives us the time together for talking, planning, and enjoying each others company.My question is is there usually any problem getting a private table for two or are we better off with an assigned time? Thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old April 21st, 2008, 01:43 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: So Cal
Posts: 2,931

We only tried anytime dining once and said it wasn't for us. The tables for two were right next to each other, so close, we ended up talking to the other couples on both sides many nights. The seating was bench seating on one side and a chair on the other. I think you might be able to get a better table for 2 in the traditional dining room. When you get on the ship, head for the dining rooms and check them out. Find a table then put in your reservations for that table every night. Good luck and have a great time.
Teresa and Larry

#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
Retirement Celebration

#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean

#38-Celebrity Solstice 4/8/13
17 night Tahiti -- Sydney-Honolulu
40th Anniversary Celebration

270 days at see; soon to be 302
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old April 21st, 2008, 08:32 AM
Familiar Face
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 62
Default Open seating and privacy

Thank you Teresa. You have convinced me. Going for the assigned table and time.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old April 21st, 2008, 04:56 PM
user999's Avatar
Familiar Face
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Zagreb
Posts: 99

Table for 2 in the traditional dining room is definitely your best option.
However, see it before you book it, just like the man said.
You will have planty of time to do it on embarkation day.
Reply With Quote


cruise, open, seating

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Open seating for dinner?? ferrangi Carnival Cruise Lines 12 February 26th, 2009 01:37 PM
OPEN SEATING ON OOSTERDAM jayhawk Holland America 4 February 9th, 2008 11:36 AM
Open seating to be tried on Oosterdam Y2C Holland America 2 December 6th, 2005 10:53 PM
open seating futura Carnival Cruise Lines 2 August 29th, 2004 03:19 PM
Open Seating on the SEA? Fighterone Norwegian Cruise Lines 3 February 25th, 2004 11:15 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 04:24 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1