Originally Posted by Thomas
Personally I can't stand the S/S cards. Why is it you can't pay for a drink at the bar with cash for Christ's sake? Every hotel and resort in the world honors my cash, why can't the cruise ships do the same? And do I have to sign the stupid receipt for every transaction, my gosh!!!! Just swipe the card through the reader. Do they really think there are so many crooks on board they must protect us from? Give me a break. It' s just a way for the ship to charge an additional 15% for an overpriced drink to pay for the bartenders so they don't have to pay them.
I feel it really simplifies things. I like it. As far as the tip for waiters. Even waiters onland work for tips and it is customary to tip.