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 October 3rd, 2008, 10:33 AM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 13
Default Coral Princess

Travelling on the Coral Princess on Nov.4th. My first time with Princess....Previously cruised with Royal Caribbean. Booked in for 2nd. sitting of tradional dining. 1st. is booked out. Not happy about it.Would it be possible to change to anytime dining and if so would i get a table for 2 before 6.30...What's the food like at the buffet at night?...Any suggestions would be appreciated
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 3rd, 2008, 04:39 PM
TravelBugs's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 237

You have three options.

1. Leave your 2nd seating traditional booking in place and see if you can make a change to the first seating once you get on the ship.

2. Have yourself taken off the 2nd seating traditional and put on the waiting list for 1st seating.

3. Change to anytime dining and once on board, see if you can make a standing reservation for 2. I've read on the boards that the prime-time for anytime dining is between 6-8...so, you may have a better chance for a standing reservation before/after these hours.

Obviously, each option has it's pros/cons.

Hope these suggestions are helpful.

We've always eaten in the dining room, so I can't speak to the evening offerings at the buffet. But, I've always found the selections for breakfast or lunch fine.

Just have to remember cruise food fare is not equivalent to gormet cooking.

We sailed on the Coral and loved the ship. Enjoy!
Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened. Gaelic
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 3rd, 2008, 10:13 PM
Donna's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 27,214
Send a message via AIM to Donna

I was also on a waitlist for early seating, 200 in front of me....Never got it, so we had the anytime, which worked out fine, we even did the buffett a night or two. We did notice that even getting there at 6:00, it was always a 2 hour dinner and then we went to the show and couldn't get 2 seats...We then tried the buffet and ate in half the time, very good food too, so you can do that as well.

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 4th, 2008, 01:49 AM
CruzNut's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 2,011

I've sailed on the Coral 4 times and love it ... soon to be sailing on her sister ship, the Island, for the 2nd time.

I'd recommend you keep the late traditional dining and speak to the maitre 'd once you get on board about early sitting. The thing about traditional dining is that you can go to anytime dining anytime if you wish. But if you're on anytime dining, you cannot go to traditional.

I've always been pleased with the dining room food, so haven't tried the buffet for dinner - but I do eat there for breakfast and lunch.

I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old October 6th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 13

Thank you all so much for your replies.....As my partner said we won't starve....Will let you know how we get on.
Reply With Quote


coral, princess, seating, time

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HOW DOES THE ISLAND PRINCESS DIFFER FROM CORAL PRINCESS? Boiler Cuiser Princess Cruise Lines 2 April 21st, 2008 03:31 AM
May 21 Coral Princess TNgal Alaska 0 April 18th, 2005 06:58 PM
Alaska - Dawn Princess vs Coral Princess Karen Lynn Princess Cruise Lines 4 December 29th, 2003 02:08 PM
Coral Princess cruise44 Princess Cruise Lines 1 November 30th, 2001 09:55 AM
Coral Princess emmy Princess Cruise Lines 4 March 15th, 2001 11:20 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 08:12 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1