Thanks for the review, mntho12. Keep in mind that dining gratuities are shared among all dining service staff on the ship, including the crew in the Windjammer.
Yes. But we didn't know what time we wanted to eat each day. The point - for us, was to go when we were ready that day. We may have been having fun by the pool, or in Mexico. We wanted the choice to go when we were ready - not make reservations a week in advance. But I understand what you're saying. It just didn't work for us.
Yes I understand - however, we were never approached or assisted in Windjammer by servers. The staff cleared our table when we left.
Like I said, maybe it was an off week. This was the first cruise we have ever "pre-paid" gratuities, and the difference in service was very noticeable.