The dining isn't a problem at all...you have a lot of options. On the cruises that I have been on on NCL, I have only paid for one night's "specialty" restaurant (at a charge of about $20 - thought that was back in 2002) and still enjoyed a lot of food options. I was on the Star when it was in Hawaii, its a beautiful ship (great water slides). I think you'll enjoy yourself. Like everyone says on here, go with a positive attitude, and you'll have fun!