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In short the answer should be no. However this does happen and causes some grief for anytime diners with increased waiting times and the unavailability of tables for two.This subject has been quite topical on Princess sites.Perhaps the best way to answer is would a traditional fixed sitting diner like to turn up and find an anytime diner having a change of scenery at their table. You can utilise the buffet any time you want.Hope this has been of assistance enjoy your cruise.
Ageee with you but friends last month had booked trad dinner table for 8 and found them selves alone most nights as the other 6 were a family and only came for the formal dinners and ate either in special restaurant or buffet. they would have liked other guests at the table but felt like outsiders . why cant people just tell the waiter they are not coming to dinner and then people who are waiting in a long line in anytime bought to fill up the emty spaces, think if this happened to us we wd sneak into anytime dinner!
I have just returned from the re-location cruise for Sea Princess (19 nts-Quebec to the Caribbean) .
My partner and I choose any time dinning in the Rigoletto Dinning room but we was told by the head waiter that it would be possible to change should we need to, subject to space being available.
You can look forward to wonderful food in both restruants.I do not think you can chop and change.
I hope this helps, we both have lovely memories of 20 days in paradise
Have just returned from the Caribbean on Emerald Princess. I booked the traditional dining but it wasn't available and was put on a wait list. I was disappointed at first but on reflection it was a good thing. We dined with as many or few people we felt like at the time. There were plenty of tables for two if that's what you want. We did not have to wait very long at peak times. I would opt for this in future and the meal time doesn't dictate your evening plans. Our room number was taken each evening I presume to prevent fixed seating diners using the anytime dining.