The Jade area of the Windjammer is very nice at night. It has white table cloths on the tables and the wiaters will bring piping hot pots of green tea to pour for you. It is quiet and peaceful there at night. Jade has the tablecloths at night on Freedom Class ships.
You don't have to eat from the Asian buffet. You can still sit in the Jade area and go get food from the regular Windjammer buffet. Nobody minds.
You do not need reservations for Jade. In fact, you cannot make reservations for Jade. There is no extra charge. Jade is actaully part of the Windjammer Buffet. Besides the excellent curries, Jade has food from a variety of Asian countries, including Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Indonesian, Korean, Thai, Indian/Pakistani, etc. Not all cuisines are available at every meal. Jade offers an excellent variety spread over the length of the cruise.
After reading many reviews-- surely you can bring on board a few bottles of wine for consumption in own cabin?
How does one get around this? I am a little confused!