After traditionally dining on a 24 day HOA cruise, we were quite uncertain when we took our grown kids on a 15 day Princess cruise in December. We LOVED the Anytime Dining........it was the BEST.
We could just "go"...........we could made reservations...........we could make reservations for a certain table.
We could dine alone (the four of us) or at larger tables. We could go to a show, then dine, then go to the later entertainment..........it was wonderful.
If we were in port, we didn't have to rush to shower and clean up to make it to dinner on time. We never did stand in line and they serve the SAME menu at anytime dining as in the formal diningroom. The restaurant was decorated exactly the same as well.
AND, think about it! If you aren't dining with the same people each night, you can take fewer dress up clothes.........no one knows what you've worn before (if you don't spill)
New things can bring great experiences.........enjoy!