ON NCL GEM we did not pay cover charges for Tex Mex or Italian in January 08. I personally would not eat at Papas if they did charge, it was OK but not great. We all liked Tex Mex a great deal, but again I wont pay extra for food . We did go to Cagneys and that for sure was not worth it, and I say clearly food is very subjective but we were in age ranges from 17 to 70 in a rather large group and we all said that the main dinning room offered better than what we had. It was a nice and lovely time , but not so that I would pay again, but glad we tried it and then we have made our own decision.