This is what I've been able to learn so far...and I believe it may still be a "work in progress" and subject to revision. Dining The staggered dining works as follows. 5:45pm (main seating) and 8:00pm (second seating) - upper level throughout the fleet. 6:15pm (main seating) and 8:30pm (second seating) - lower level throughout the fleet. At night (repeat, at night only), there will no longer be buffet service in the Lido. It will be tableside service with your own steward. ~~~~~~ Gratuities The ambiguous "tipping not required" wording is being eliminated. [My own feelings - YIPPEEEE! Finally!] The standard 15% will automatically be added to bar tabs. Nothing will be added to spa/salon tabs. That's still cash only at your discretion. The other gratuities (cabin steward, table steward, etc.) will be added to your onboard folio as per standard guidelines. IF YOU DO NOT WANT THIS, SIMPLY ASK THE FRONT DESK TO REMOVE IT FROM YOUR ACCOUNT AND IT WILL BE REMOVED. You can then tip at your discretion as you have in the past. OR, if you wish to leave this charge on your folio, you have the option of increasing or decreasing the amount as you see fit. ~~~~~~ Hope this information helps.