Golden Princess Main Dining Rooms:
Bernini, Canaletto and Donatello Main Dining Rooms on Golden Princess:
Aft on Fiesta Deck, the Canaletto Dining Room on Golden Princess provides traditional reservations only dining. In the Canaletto, Princess maintains the tradition of assuring you the same server throughout your cruise! Early dinner is at 6:00pm, and late dinner is at 8:15pm.
Personal Choice Dining (where you are not bound to dining at a set time) is featured in the Donatello and the Bernini dining rooms from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. The Donatello Dining Room on Golden Princess is located on Fiesta Deck. The Bernini Dining Room on Golden Princess is aft on Plaza Deck. The main dining rooms are open during the day for breakfast and lunch.
Cuisine in Golden Princess' Main Dining Rooms
All three main dining rooms have identical dinner menus which vary daily. Shrimp Cocktail, Eggplant and Roasted Garlic, Duck Galantine, Lobster and Seafood Pate, veggie spring rolls, and melon are among appetizers on the dinner menus. Soups and salads include Tortellini and Spinach Soup, Porcini Mushroom Soup, Watercress, and Caesar Salad. Sauteed Red Snapper, Surf & Turf, Prime Rib, Lobster and Prawns, Moroccan Vegetable Ragout, and Tiger Shrimp Kebob exemplify main entrees. Desserts on the dinner menus include fresh fruit, Bananas Foster Flambe, ice cream, chocolate cake, and cheeses. There are selections for vegetarians and for the health conscious. Entrees for lunch include a couple of late breakfast items, as well as appetizers such as turkey breast on a bed of greens, mussels, vegetable soup, and basic salads with home-made dressing choices. Burgers and fries, pasta, Philly Steak Sandwiches, and veggie burritos represent main entree choices.
+++ Sample dinner menu for main dining room on Golden Princess
Guest Reviews of Golden Princess' Main Dining Rooms
The main dining rooms on Golden Princess receive great reviews for staff service. Menu variety and food quality are good.
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Tips for the main dining rooms on Golden Princess:
Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 9:30am, and lunch is from noon to 2:00pm. Breakfast and lunch are open seating. For reservations only dining in the Canaletto, early dinner is 6:00pm, and late dinner is 8:15pm. Unless you have opted for Anytime Dining which occurs as you wish from 5:30pm to 10:00pm, you will need reservations for dinner. These can be made after booking your cruise by contacting Princess at www.princess.com or call 800-774-6237. Contact Princess for any changes you wish to make no later than 3 weeks before sailing, but keep in mind that changes must be honored on a first come, first serve basis. After changes have been requested and when you are aboard ship, confirm with your Maitre D' within your first 24 hours, and staff will as much as possible try to accommodate you.
For special dietary concerns, Princess needs your requests in writing no later than 4 weeks before you sail, and these requests need to be confirmed once you're aboard with the Maitre D' within 24 hours. Go to the Cruise Personalizer on the Princess website to specify dietary preferences.
Bare feet, jeans, shorts, tank tops, and swim wear are not permitted in the main dining rooms of Golden Princess. For gentlemen, smart casual such as slacks and polo style shirts are more appropriate at dinner time. For formal nights, you'll be most comfortable in elegant attire.
Meals are no cost, but special beverages, wines, beer, and soft drinks may be purchased at the current bar menu prices.
When ordering steaks and other meats, specify your grilling preference.
Princess Cruises Personal Choice Dining on Golden Princess
Personal Choice dining is available in the Bernini and the Donatello Dining Rooms from 5:30pm to 10:00pm for dinner. After booking, specify your selection for Personal Choice Dining or traditional evening reservations. Once aboard, you may opt to call in your reservations for Personal Choice Dining in the morning, or just show up. Expect a wait time of 5 to 15 minutes. You will experience less wait time if you show up earlier than 6:00pm. On formal nights, and in the evenings after 8:00pm, your wait time will likely be longer. You will receive a beeper and approximate wait time from staff when you arrive for dinner. On the Golden Princess, you will likely suffer less wait time and confusion if you call to make your dinner reservations in the morning. Dress codes for main dining rooms apply. Check out our article on Princess Cruises Personal Choice Dining for additional information.