Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coral Princess: Change in Traditional Dining

I like to read the Cruise Critic message board and have received some wonderful and helpful information from forum members. So when we returned from our Panama Canal transit cruise, I felt the least I could do was post a review of the Coral Princess.

Those that read the review noted my complaint about Anytime dining and the two seatings for traditional dining: 5:15 and 7:45. Several of the forum members who will be sailing on the Coral Princess in the future noted that on their sailings, traditional dining now had three seatings: 5.15, 6.30 and 7.45.

Since I overheard many of the Anytime diners complaining about no room in the Traditional dining room, I'm wondering if the 6:30 seating was added to accommodate all those extra Traditional seating requests.

IMO, this will be great for the Anytime diners, easing the 6:30 rush. But based upon my experience, is 1 1/2 hours really enough time to have a relaxed meal in the Traditional dining room? Or will those 5:15 and 6:30 diners feel like they've been rushed through their meal?

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