Dinner in the Windjammer does seem more quiet than the other meal times, and they have many choices that you would find in the main dining room. For instance if it is prime rib night in the dining room they usually have it in the Windjammer too, cut to order. Same for appetizers and desserts. They also have the tables looking nicer and the staff is wearing more formal uniforms than they do during the day. We find it works out better for us once or maybe twice on a 7 night cruise. Some nights I just don't want to fool with full dinner service and all the protocol.