Thanks again Cruisemates for your helpful information. After 13 cruises, I am still learning from you! We are one of those couples that like to personally hand the tip to the staff person. We have always removed the auto tip on embarkation day......NO MORE ! We will now remove it late on the last day to prevent any undue misgivings and possible slighted service because they think we will "stiff" them. The auto tip system feels like another surcharge (like the fuel supplement) and not a tip for services received like it should be.
Thanks again fellow Cruisemates,