Yes, I am talking about mid day meals. As I said, we were on HAL last April and NCL in October...neither of which can be considered "specialist", I don't think! The mid day meal was open seating...so we aren't limited to those seated at our specified table (no such thing on NCL, as you must be aware).
This will be our 19th cruise experience and, I guess, our first without lunch being served. Our usual practice has been to schedule our shore excursions, or portside shopping, around the meals being served (as much as possible). And, by the way, I thought that Celebrity had always been a cut above the "bulk" market! Unless you mean that everything below Crystal and Radisson is "bulk".
Cruise Lines: Paquet, Admiral, Commodore, Renaissance, RCCL, Celebrity, Princess, HAL, NCL