Princess' Personal Choice Dining
The following chart was recently mailed to travel agents by Princess Cruises. It may help clear up many of the questions our readers have about Personal Choice Dining:
With Personal Choice Dining, Princess gives passengers more choices. Select from a variety of special dining venues - from an Italian trattoria to an authentic Southwestern grill. When you book, choose either Anytime Dining or Traditional Fixed Seating for a seating option that fits your personal schedule. Princess is the only cruise line to offer you both. Enjoy the flexibility of dining around the clock with our 24-hour restaurants and room service. We've outlined this innovative program for you in the chart below.
Restaurants Style Breakfast Lunch Traditional Fixed Dinner Hours* Anytime Dining Dinner Hours * Service Charge
(Specify prior to cruise)
Main Dining Rooms Fine Dining 7:30am-9:30am 12:00pm-2:00pm 1st Seating - 6:30pm 5:30pm-10:00pm  
2nd Seating - 8:30pm
Alternative Venues Style Breakfast Hours Lunch Hours Dinner hours * Service Charge
Pizzeria Casual n/a 11:00am-2:30pm 7:00pm on 0
Dawn, Sea, Sun, Ocean
Terrace Grill Casual n/a 11:00am-5:00pm n/a 0
Dawn, Ocean, Sea, Sun
Horizon Court Casual 24 Hour 24 Hour 24 Hour 0
Golden, Grand, Dawn, Ocean, Sea, Sun, Star (Evening Bistro)
Room Service -- 24 Hour 24 Hour 24 Hour 0
Sterling Steakhouse Upscale n/a n/a 6:00pm-10:00pm $8.00
Dawn, Sea, Sun, Ocean
In addition, traditional afternoon teas is available from 3:30pm-4:30pm every day in the dining room.
* Once on board and based on availability, passengers can switch between Traditional Fixed and Anytime Dining with 24 hours notice (based on itinerary, opening hours may change).
Anytime Dining is not available on Crown, Regal, Royal and Pacific Princess
Actual times may vary based on itinerary per season
Appropriate Attire for Main Dining Rooms
Smart Casual Evenings: Formal Evenings:
skirts/dresses, slacks and sweaters or blouses for ladies evening gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies
pants and open-neck shirts for men tuxedos, slacks with dinner jackets, or suits for men
a jacket and tie are optional in the evening for men
Length of Cruise Number of Formal Evenings
 2-6 days  1
 7-13 days  2
Note: Dress code is subject to change with the ship's itinerary. This is a general guide. The dress code suggested in the Princess Patter may vary from time to time.