Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Princess Cruises
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cape Coral, Fl.
Posts: 1,319
Default
My wife has finally talked me back into traditional dining for our next cruise & it's been a while since we've done so. Does anyone know if they still have the Bananas Foster, Baked Alaska parade, Cherries Jubilee & singing waiters? She's convinced that we're missing something at pc dining & I say those things are events no longer held.
Thanks,
Rich
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2008, 04:08 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
RichC, it may vary by ship, but on our last three cruises (Golden Princess, Island Princess and Sapphire Princess) the only event of the ones you mentioned still in effect is the Parade of the Baked Alaska. The waiters still sing for birthdays and anniversaries, but that's all. I don't remember Bananas Foster; but I very much miss the Cherries Jubilee.

Rick
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-03-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cape Coral, Fl.
Posts: 1,319
Default
Good to hear. Maybe my wife will change her mind & we can switch to pc dining. I never cared for singing waiters anyway. ( I think it was on RCI)
On the Grand last Jan they did have a fruit flambé during a deck party one evening.
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 05:11 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cape Coral, Fl.
Posts: 1,319
Default
Thanks Rick- My wife had changed her mind again back to pc dining after what you posted knowing she won't miss out on anything. I would have hated to take up a spot at early traditional & than disappear to anytime dining on the ship since I realize there lots of people wanting early seating.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 12:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 86
Default
I might suggest to my partner we do traditional on our 2nd cruise. But I need to see how it looks and feels in person first. Frankly it seems a little Benny Hana to me to be forced to sit with people you don't know for two weeks in a row. I get claustrophobic if I get seated next to someone obnoxious and then have to eat too. It would be nice to think that every single passenger will just be loads of fun, but that's just not realistic. And honestly even if they were ... 12 nights of it? Nuh-uh.
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 04:59 PM
f-mattox's Avatar  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 4,740
Default
Simple solution: reserve a table for two.
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-04-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cape Coral, Fl.
Posts: 1,319
Default
Quote:
Originally posted by Detroit Mark:
I might suggest to my partner we do traditional on our 2nd cruise. But I need to see how it looks and feels in person first. Frankly it seems a little Benny Hana to me to be forced to sit with people you don't know for two weeks in a row. I get claustrophobic if I get seated next to someone obnoxious and then have to eat too. It would be nice to think that every single passenger will just be loads of fun, but that's just not realistic. And honestly even if they were ... 12 nights of it? Nuh-uh.
If you opt for traditional, select a table for 8 just in case you do get someone who you don't click with. It's easier to just let the others jabber away & occasionally chime in with a polite remark. NEVER get a table for 4 unless you know for sure who you'll be seated with.
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2008, 03:56 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 86
Default
See, you guys have been so you have that advantage of having seen things like the seating arrangements, and what other dining rooms are like first hand. Great advice, I will be jotting it down.
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2008, 07:23 AM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,113
Default
RichC has a good solution. If you can't manage the table for 2 like Rick suggests, turn it around and ask to be seated with a big group (8 to 10). That way you have better chances of another group at the table being compatible AND if that fails, you can choose to disappear to the personal choice thing and having 2 people missing is not a huge propblem for the wait staff (although you might want to let them know you will not be back so they don't hold things up waiting for you to arrive)

We were seated with two other familys on our last cruise. Luckily we all got along and we didn't have and issues. But I am sure there are times when someone just doesn't play nice.
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14, Freedom x 2 6/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-05-2008, 07:31 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 86
Default
Maybe someone should start a thread about "horror stories being seated with strangers in Traditional Dining".



If no one responds, then I'll switch.

But seriously, it's not a big deal. I just want to observe the lay of the land first. I definately plan on taking more than one cruise in my life.
 
Closed Thread

Tags
bananas, cruise, foster, princess

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Princess Dining LizzyjaneFromGA Princess Cruises 4 08-08-2008 02:00 PM
Galaxy Holiday Events for Children? coronita Celebrity Cruises 0 12-01-2007 03:50 AM
Dining Options On Princess terrydp Princess Cruises 20 03-19-2007 09:32 PM
Dining on PRincess swimmersonboard Princess Cruises 12 01-08-2007 05:28 PM
Events at Sea Alisa726 General Cruise Chat 8 04-12-2006 07:16 AM


Thread Tools
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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:57 PM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2