Oh, I don't disagree about the speciality dining, I only meant, that because we had 3 little kids with us, it didn't make sense, that's an extra $60 per meal in a speciality restaurant, and they don't eat anything. however, I really had no complaint with the food in the main dining rooms, nor at the buffet. We'll be taking the pearl again in January to Belize and Roatan with another couple (adults) and I'm sure we will try the speciality restaurants. On our first trip on NCL, the Wind, the speciality restaurants did not charge extra, Now that was nice. Of course you couldn't get into them. The other trick to NCL is to make reservations, regardless of where you're eating, but especially if
eating in the main dining room. Otherwise, you'll find yourself waiting on line to get in.