Originally Posted by briguy
Like paying off your cruise before the due date I dont understand the concept of prepaying gratuities. Granted its nice not to have the expense at the end of your trip but why give them money well before its earned or before you have to? Why not set aside that cash into an account and earn a couple bucks of interest? Carnival loves the idea of prepaid so they can accrue interest that should have been yours to begin with. Makes absolutely zero economical sense to me...
Like anything else it is convenience. And, if I feel the minimum basic amount is not earned I go and adjust it at the pursers desk. And, most of the time I'll leave a little extra. Since I'm usually on a budget. I like knowing I have the basics out of the way and taken care of.