ShipMaven, thank you as always for keeping us so well-informed. I am pleased that "tipping not required" language will soon disappear, and also pleased that HAL is offering several choices as to how we may extend gratuities to cabin stewards, dining room staff, etc. I have mixed feelings about the staggered seating times. On one hand, it gives passengers more options. On the other hand, I imagine that the 5:45 pm dining time will not be in high demand on a port-intensive itinerary. Curious -- how large is the upper level of the dining room on S-class ships?