I have been on the Allure last February and formal night was Sunday and Thursday nights. As for food quality in the main dinning room, don't expect much. Other problem we experienced is we waited until we boarded to make show and dinner reservations which was a huge mistake for us as the boat was full and we did not get to do much of anything because everything was booked. We only got to see Chicago and the water diving show, no specialty restaurants. Did I mention 3000 children on board?