PHOTO TOUR AND
Cruise ship photo tour and commentary - Princess Cruises- Royal Princess - page 7
(Main Dining Rooms
and Buffet Restaurant)
Royal Princess has three main dining
rooms. All three follow the same menus.
(See our menus page for examples).
The Concerto Dining Room (above,
left and below) like the Symphony Dining
Room is just off the Piazza.
It is the only one of the three dining rooms
open for breakfast and lunch (sea days
only). For these meals, it is on an open
Both of these restaurants follow the Anytime
Dining System for dinner. Guests have the
freedom to dine when they wish and with
whom they wish.
The nearly identical Symphony Dining Room (left
and below) is only open for dinner. It follows the
Anytime dining system.
The Allegro Dining Room is in the aft
end of the ship and has a much different
decor than the other dining rooms.
For dinner, it follows the traditional
passenger ship system where each guest
has a reserved table at either the early or
late seating. The chief advantages of this
system is that the guests get to know their
serving staff and the people they are dining
with over the course of the cruise.
In the center of each of the dining rooms is a large table set
off from the rest of the room. In the Allegro Dining Room,
this feature is the Chef's Table Lumiere (left) here guests
participating in the Chef's Table experience dine. The Chef's
Table is a multi-course feast with wine pairings. Guests
receive detailed explanations of each course and after the
final course, the chef joins them for a question and answer
In the Symphony and Concerto Dining Rooms, the large table
is set off by wine cabinets. Here, in the Wine Cellar, small
groups can have private dinners with special Winemaker
Royal Princess' buffet restaurant is the Horizon Court. This
restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The area is quite
spacious with wide aisles between the buffet counters. In the evening a
section of this restaurant is converted into theme specialty restaurants,
Fondues and the Crab Shack. (see Crab Shack review).
An innovation on Royal Princess is the Pastry Shop. This dedicated
section of the buffet is given over solely to desserts with fresh baked
croissants, pastries, waffles and cookies (below).