fiddlemama, just curious as I am not familiar with Carnival. Did you give $5.00 to the Maitre d' OR the Headwaiter for your section of the dining room. My understanding is most ships only have 1, maybe 2 Maitre d's and they are ship's officers. How did you track him or her down? Does Carnival call their Headwaiters Maitre d's? Thank you.