I have been reading some reviews lately where some people have compared eating in the dining room equal to eating in the buffet. Now this "MAY" be a close call but in the 12 cruises I have been on, I could NEVER compare the 2! Sure, eating in the dining room may take some time but enjoying a good meal from start to finish is a major part of what a cruise is and has been about. Your greeted at the entrance by the Maitre'd. Your waiter pulls your chair out for you and places the napkin on your lap. Your waited on with fine china, silverware and crystal glasses. A complete explanation of the items are given by your waiter. Drink service is provided and after a couple of days, they remember what you like and have it for you when you arrive at your table.  If your unhappy with your meal order, it can be corrected right then and there. If you enjoy your main order, you can order more if you like.  The buffet...you wait in line bumping into people then search for a CLEAN table while bumping into others also looking for a table. Your food at this point is cold by the time you find a table. You wait for someone to take your drink order. If you want more, back up to the line for more bumping to get what you want...HEY, don't jump the line...you already ate once! Maybe it's just me but for us, there is NO comparison between the dining room experience and the buffet. Your thoughts.......