The dining room of a cruise ships os always shown as this fancy room with tables everywhere draped in linen and set with china. There are supposedly five-star chefs, who spend their days creating delicious food and it is filled romantic ambience. I always picture it as one of the special places that I can never take my children to.
You picture romantic dinners and date nights. Everyone there is on their best behavior so all the other passengers will be able to enjoy themselves. I am sure that there are some cruises where all of this is absolutely true. However, just like everything else, you get what you pay for.