morris - Answered a Question by hughson (04 Feb 08 18:51)

You just turn up at the dining room at whatever time you would like to eat...sometimes it is busy but we always eat early and it is usually quiet.....you will need to decide if you want to see a show and time your meal accordingly. You will be advised in the daily paper what the dress code is for the day either formal or informnal..Formal - most wear dinner suit or dark lounge suit shirt and tie...informal is usually short sleeved shirt and trousers and no tie. Ladies posh frock on formal nights and I just wear evening trousers and various tops for the informal. You can also eat casually in the buffet if you don't want to dress up. There is also a pizza restaurant where we dined one evening which was very nice.

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byers - Answered a Question by hughson (04 Feb 08 19:35)

Used the anytime dining option on emerald princess no problem turn up request table if willing to dine with other guests usally seated straight away if restuarant busy or you have special request ie table for two or specific table you will be given a pager so you can go for a drink or browse the shops and you will be paged when table ready longest i waited was 40 mins hope this help.

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LONG - Answered a Question by hughson (04 Feb 08 19:38)

Anytime dining gives you the freedom to choose every evening where and at what time you dine as opposed to traditional dining where you eat at the same time every evening in the same restaurant at the same table with the same table companions and waiters. Of course, even with traditional dining you can opt to dine occasionally at either the specialty restaurants (for which there is a cover charge and booking in advance is advisable) or the buffet restaurant for informal dining.If you intend to do this, I think it is common courtesy to inform your usual dining waiters in advance where possible so that they and your table companions do not wait for you in the expectation that you will be arriving! With anytime dining, you decide each evening whether you will eat at a speciality restaurant (such as Sabatini's Trattoria), the buffet restaurant or the anytime dining restaurant.In the case of the last of these, the dress code is the same as that in the traditional dining rooms as is the menu. The difference is that you decide at what time to dine and with whom. You simply arrive at the restaurant at a time which suits you and ask for a table.If you are a small party and are prepared to share a table with others, you will almost certainly be seated immediately. If, however, you are a large party or, alternatively, want a table for two, there may be a small delay.In this case you will be given a pager so that you can go off and find a comfortable place to wait and perhaps have a pre-dinner drink. As soon as a suitable table becomes available, you will be paged. This rarely takes longer than 10 to 15 minutes. My wife and I opted for anytime dining on Sea Princess and found the flexibility it offered to plan our dinner around other activities/entertainment absolutely invaluable. We were initially worried that the anytime dining restaurant might not have the same standard of formality as the traditional dining restaurant but this was not the case and we have come to the conclusion that anytime dining is our preferred option.

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