After paying all the money that a cruise costs I don't feel that I should have to go to a specialty restaurant at extra cost to have a good meal each night.  I also don't want to go to as buffet every night either when I've eaten at the buffet for breakfast & lunch.    I guess that I will have to avoid this ship if this is the case here.  I was on two cruises with HAL last year and the food & service in the MDR was excellent.  I have been on only one cruise with Princess & I was quite happy with it.  I feel bad that the food and service are no longer up to par.  Thanks for sharing all your experiences with us.  I enjoyed reading your very detailed review.