Grand Princess Main Dining Rooms:
The Botticelli, The Da Vinci, and The Michelangelo main dining rooms on Grand Princess:
Aft on Fiesta Deck, the Botticelli Dining Room on Grand Princess provides traditional reservations only dining. In the Botticelli, 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 Da Vinci and the Michelangelo dining rooms from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. The Da Vinci Dining Room on Grand Princess is on Fiesta Deck. The Michelangelo Dining Room on Grand Princess is aft on Plaza Deck. Main dining rooms are also open during the day for breakfast and lunch. On your cruise, many guests have preferred to eat breakfast in the main dining rooms rather than the Horizon Court buffet which can get very crowded during peak lunch and breakfast hours.
Cuisine in the Main Dining Rooms of Grand Princess
Dinner menus in all dining rooms are identical and vary daily. Smoked duck breast, blue crab cake quiche, veggie spring rolls, and melon are among appetizers. Soups and salads include Tortellini and Spinach Soup, Porcini Mushroom Soup, Watercress, and Caesar Salad. Filet Mignon, Chateubriand with Bearnaise, lobster and scallops, salmon, Spaghetti Carbonara, and Tiger Shrimp exemplify main entrees. Desserts on the dinner menus include fresh fruit, Bananas Foster Flambe, ice cream, chocolate cake, and cheeses. There are also 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 Grand Princess
Guest Reviews of Grand Princess' Main Dining Rooms
Overall, the Grand Princess' main dining rooms receive excellent guest reviews for food variety and quality, as well as for staff service.
We recommend the seafood entrees on Grand Princess as well as the prime rib!
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Tips for the main dining room on Grand Princess:
Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 9:30am, and lunch is from noon to 2:00pm. For reservations only dining in the Botticelli, early dinner is at 6:00pm, and late dinner is 8:15pm. Unless you have opted for Anytime Dining, 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. 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 via current bar menu.
When ordering steaks and other meats, specify your grilling preference.
Princess Cruises Personal Choice Dining on Grand Princess
Personal Choice Dining is available in the Michelangelo and the Da Vinci 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. Wait time on your cruise can be as long as 45 minutes for special seating arrangements, such as preferring a table by a window, and if you have not called in your dining requests in the morning. 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. Dress codes for main dining rooms apply. Check out our article on Princess Cruises Personal Choice Dining for additional information.