Posted September 6th, 2017, 04:27 AM
... I try to stop complaining about KC and just avoid it.
As do I, whenever possible. Between hectic meal times is usually the best time to go there, for a hot drink or snack.
My favourite time to visit is very early, pre-breakfast, and sit quietly in one of the 10 glass "bays" on the Promenade Deck, and watch the sun come up, the early walkers, the crew washing everything down. And, after a fruit juice or coffee, a quiet walk around the promenade myself.
Sometimes, I have had the Kings Court, or promenade, almost entirely to myself. In the middle of the North Atlantic, it is a magical time of day.
On the other hand, there are times, such as embarkation day and disembarkation morning, when KC is just about the only option...
I now always, always make a point of having a last civilised breakfast in the Britannia Restaurant on disembarkation morning.
I avoid the zoo that is Kings Court for breakfast that day.
I did go once (in New York in '06). People with bags and cases fighting for tables, the noise, the pushing and shoving, and for what? A rushed and stressful end to a blissful calm cruise or crossing. No thank you!
Britannia Restaurant every time.