My big idea regarding restaurant TIPs! We have all read the post using the logic “But we ate at the buffet / Pluto’s / onshore / etc. Why should we have to tip the main dining room staff for those meals? Then the self appointed TIP police jump on the person and point out that the server was allocated a given number of guests and they work so hard and deserve the TIP they are owed. We are main dining room folk. We do tip yet even I have a hard time with this argument. Basically the non-main dining room users are subsidizing these servers for no reason other than they have been cornered into a no-other solution corner. So it’s the allocation that is the issue. But why must there be an allocation? When you book the cruise you get two choices, main or late dining. Why not add a third choice? The third choice would be ‘no main dining room allocation.’ These passengers would still get room service, could dine at to topsiders / beach blanket buffett, pluto’s, Cookies barbecue, that pizza place by the Goofy pool, Palo’s (for the same additional fee as others) and dine onshore in port. The only difference for these passengers would be they would not have a table allocated to them at the three main dining rooms. This would solve the never ending debate. This is not a option we would take but it sure seems like a good idea for those that don’t wish to dine in them main dining rooms and don’t feel they should tip for a service they never use. What do you think? Would you support this third dining option?