I think i understand the tipping situation. ok so they put the tips on the sail and sign card before we even get on the ship and we can deduct or add to them at the end of cruise. then when it is time to pay, can we just put the total on our amex. card and have it billed to us on our regular statement? the bottom line we do not want to bring all that cash with us for the tips. the only cash we want with us is for shopping, excursions, etc. i have read so m any responses on this tipping that i am trying to figure it out. please help and thanks.