I am not a NCL cruiser, but with any cruiselines I don't need to special dine.
If I want to go to a good restaurant I have some here in our neck of the woods.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!