New to Princess Cruise Line

Have always been a NCL girl and was thinking of taking a Princess cruise. Always loved Norwegian because of the free style dining. Go when you want and sit with your partner only. Heard most ships you may have to sit with others and that's just not us for dinner. We are also suite people, what are the perks for Princess line? Thanks in advance.Happy

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Suite (not mini-suite) perks include:

Complimentary mini-bar setup (one time) Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services Complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant on embarkation day Priority check in and disembarkation Priority main dining room reservations Exclusive elite lounge

Anytime dining you can request a two-top, or a ten-top. Your choice. Same with set dining.

I haven't sailed on NCL, but Princess has a great set-up for a good price.

Thank you. What is a two top or ten top? Sorry new to this line.

No problem - two top is a table for two, ten top is a table for tenHappy. You can also request a table for 4,6, or 8.

Not line specific slang -- more having to do with a restaurant I worked at in a previous life.

Hope you don't mind another question. Norwegian line is pretty much all casual dress now for dinner. What is the dress code for Princess line? Thanks once again. Happy

Having been on both, I say depending on what you feel like. On NCL on a family cruise, I think my pictures are in my profile, we dress nice. On Princess at dinner We dressed really nice. As for seating, If you want a big table or a table for two,, all you have to do is ask.

Mind you.... On NCL we partied a bit later into the evening.......Wink

Hi Cassie! In general you’ll have 1 or 2 “dressier” nights on Princess but it somewhat depends on the itinerary. What cruise were you thinking about?

The 10 day West Coast leaving Vancouver.

Okay, that itinerary will have 2 formal nights. You’ll see plenty of suits and dresses and even some tuxedos and gowns. Guys can probably get away with a shirt and tie or a sport coat with an open collar shirt. If you absolutely don’t want to dress up you can always go to one of the casual restaurants. I believe this cruise is aboard Star Princess, so there should be a pizzeria, the buffet, the café and usually some very nice tapas at the wine bar. We actually love dressing up for formal nights, it’s kind of like Halloween for grown-ups!

Love the Princess line and yes, the formal nights are specified in the daily newsletter. Everyone defines formal differently - shorts and flip flops are obviously out but how formal you choose to get depends on you. And it's not just restricted to formal night if you choose to dress for dinner every night. The buffet is anything goes, the specialty restaurants are a little dressier. Can't beat the Crown Grill on any of the Princess Ships. Check out "Club Dining" now being offered on certain Princess cruises...

With the wide assortment of ages on the cruise, you will see all sorts of attire and if you're comfortable, that's all that matters!


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