Captains Table

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#1
New York, NY
41 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Noticed this mentioned a few time on the boards and even though I've been on a few Princess cruises, I didn't know what this was. Can someone explain what it is? Going on the Ruby in March and thought since people keep mentioning it, might be something fun to try.
#2
League City, TX
39,575 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by angelina
Noticed this mentioned a few time on the boards and even though I've been on a few Princess cruises, I didn't know what this was. Can someone explain what it is? Going on the Ruby in March and thought since people keep mentioning it, might be something fun to try.
You are probably referring to the Chef's Table.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post18217437 post #38

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=956179 post #1

From the 1st Patter on a recent cruise:

AN EVENING AT THE CHEF'S TABLE "Join our Executive Chef at the Chef's Table for an unforgettable experience - Executive Chef Christophe Belin offers a brilliant insight into the workings of the most dynamic, fine dining experience on the seven seas; French champagne and hors d'oeurves at a hot spot in the galley during "rush" hour, follwed by a multi-course tasting menu at the V.I.P. Chef's table in the dining room - A must for the culinary connoisseur. $75 per person including wine pairing. For reservations, please call the Dining Hotline, #6219."
#6
Greenville, SC, USA
51,753 Posts
Joined Apr 2000
If you really mean the Captain's Table, that is th table where the Captain eats dinner. In the past the Captain ate in the main dining room most evenings, today it is rare to see most Captains there. When he does eat in the dining room he invites some passengers to join him.
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#7
San Rafael, CA & Cape Coral, FL
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Joined Mar 2001
Originally posted by gingerwolf
Sounds expensive.........
I am one who watches expenses very carefully but felt that the price of the Chef's table was well worth it.
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Next up: Coral Princess - Panama Canal February 19, 2018
Past cruises: Crown Princess - Alaska 1997, Veendam - Panama Canal 1999, Maasdam - Canada & NE 2000, Maasdam - E. Caribbean 2001, Zaandam - Alaska 2001, Star Princess - Pacific Coastal 2002, Royal Princess - Europe 2003, Star Princess - Alaska 2003, Viking Spirit - Europe 2004, Golden Princess - Europe 2005, Star Princess - Baltics 2005, Sea Princess - Iceland, Norway, British Isles 2006, Sea Princess - Mediterranean 2007, Grand Princess - British Isles 2008, Grand Princess - Iceland and Norway 2008, Island Princess - Alaska Cruisetour 2009, Grand Princess - TA 2010, Ruby Princess - TA 2012, Emerald Princess - TA 2014, Star Princess - Alaska 2016
#8
California
169 Posts
Joined Mar 2001
Did this on the Ruby this week. They apparently had 3 chef's tables this week and still ended up turning away more than 2 dozen people.

We had 4 appetizers in the kitchen along with champange, then were seated in one of the dining rooms for a risotto course, a sherbert course, a main entree (of lobster tail, scallops, fillet mignon, and rack of lamb), followed by a cheese course and then a dessert. White wine was served with risotto, red wine with entree, and a dessert wine at the end. All the ladies received a single red rose and then signed copies of the Princess cook book were handed out (one copy per married couple, while two friends travelling together got their own copies.) A group picture was then taken with the Chef and the Maitre d', and we were told copies of them would be sent complimentary to our cabins.

Took a total of 3.5, almost 4 hours, simply marvelous. I highly recommend it.