Have sailed several times on the Jewel. Last time being a 12 day southern out of New York City. There are quite a few nights of 2 for 1 - you must dine early however. I seem to recall arriving before 5:30 pm. No problem there. Also, the Japanese is a little pricy now. Years ago it was like $15 extra per person, now I believe $20. But an experience pretty similar to Beni Hana. There is plenty of great food in the dining rooms, at the Blue Lagoon, or at the buffet not to have to go to the pay restaurants at all. I am going out on a limb here but I have been on Princess, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Carnival and I would equate the Norwegian food pretty close to Princess. One thing Norwegian does fabulous is their Bananas Flambe with Rum. Yum Yum. Also the shows on the Jewel are incredible compared to Princess. From the magic to their Own Cirque Bijou. Wonderful ship.