The dining room – reality
When it comes to food on a cruise, the variety at the buffet is often scarce, but the lines are long. The dining hall often resembles a high school cafeteria and so is the atmosphere. Again, this depends heavily on the cruise – some of them offer a better dining experience than others, but it depends how much you’re willing to pay.
Of course, you better hope you don’t suffer from sea sickness, since in that case, the dining room would be the least of your problems.