Emerald Princess Main Dining Rooms
Botticelli, Da Vinici, and Michelangelo Main Dining Rooms:
After on Fiesta Deck, the Botticelli Dining Room on Emerald 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 5:30 PM, and late dinner is at 7:45 PM. Breakfast is served in the Botticelli dining room from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM, and lunch is available from noon to 1:30 PM. Afternoon Tea is from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Anytime Dining (where you are not bound to dining at a set time) is featured in the Michelangelo, from5:00 to 9:00 PM, and the Da Vinci, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The Da Vinci Dining Room on Emerald Princess is located on Fiesta Deck, and the Michelangelo Dining Room on Emerald Princess is aft on Plaza Deck.
Cuisine on Emerald 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 Emerald Princess
Guest Reviews of the Emerald Princess's Main Dining Rooms
The main dining rooms on Emerald Princess is reputed to provide an excellent dining experience in terms of food quality, menu variety, and staff service.
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Tips for the main dining rooms on the Emerald Princess:
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 6 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 at current bar menu prices.
When ordering steaks and other meats, specify your grilling preference.
Princess Cruises Anytime Dining on the Emerald Princess
Anytime Dining is available in the Da Vinci and the Michelangelo Dining Rooms from 5:30pm to 10:00pm for dinner. After booking, specify your selection for Anytime Dining or traditional evening reservations. Once aboard, you may opt to call in your reservations for Anytime 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. Overall, many guests have opted to just show up and have reported positive dining experiences which have included minimal wait times. Dress codes for main dining rooms apply. Check out our article on Princess Cruises Anytime Dining for additional information.