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Ruby Princess Embarkation

Discussion in 'Princess Cruises' started by spolitz, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. spolitz

    spolitz Active Member

    HI. Is any dinning room open for lunch during embarkation or must you go to the buffet? Thank you for the information.
     
  2. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    I believe the dining room is closed this day but I could be wrong. Have not cruise princess for a few years
     
  3. Conniemc

    Conniemc Active Member

    Jeanie is correct. Formal dining rooms closed until dinner, serving crew get that morning/afternoon "off" typically, but all pool area service (hot dogs, hamburgers), as well as the buffet, etc. all open. Plenty to eat if you board early.
     
  4. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    Princess does have a dining room open on embarktion. I have had lunch twice on embarkation day. This has been in 2008. It was a new thing they started last year.

    Here is the press release from last year on this. See the second to last paragraph.

    http://www.princess.com/news/article.jsp?newsArticleId=na932
     
  5. seagarsmoker

    seagarsmoker Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link Whimsy. I guess they forgot to tell the folks in the dining to be open on embarkation day when we were on the Ruby Princess last December.
     
  6. Conniemc

    Conniemc Active Member

    True Seagar, we were directed to the pool area buffet or Horizon Court buffet. No mention of MDR. We were on the same sailing. Although, I waited for dinner and did my unpacking.
     
  7. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    I honestly think this varies from ship to ship! In most cases the main dining room is not open on embarkation day to anyone but those people on back to back cruises.
     
  8. drewt

    drewt Active Member

    I checked in April and the dining room was indeed open for lunch and we saw people eating there. We were told it was a "reserved" event, what ever that meant. I think it was back to back guests only. I heard later from people we met that if you asked to sit there, they would let you.
     
  9. Johnmik1

    Johnmik1 Well-Known Member

    About half the time the head waiter or crew will try to tell you that the MDR is closed at lunch.I just pull out the Princess press release and have always been admitted.
     
  10. mverds

    mverds Active Member

    Does anybody have Menus for the Alaskan Cruises?
    Thanks
     
  11. ljeanbrown

    ljeanbrown Well-Known Member

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