They don't have the envelopes on either Azamara or Celebrity anymore. (We've done both in the last 6 weeks.) Seemed a little off to walk out the dining room without handing out the envelope. But for us, in both cases, the gratuities were part of the fare. With Azamara everyone has pre-paid gratuities, for our Celebrity our's were pre-paid but only because of the circumstances of why I was on the ship.
Dec. 13 - Windstar sailing yacht. Wonderful!!
Just completed - Celebrity Reflection, Nov. 22 (learning to sail solo) followed by Independence of the Seas Nov. 30.
44 cruises - too many to list however cruiselines are in no particular order:
and some unknown tub
Yes, I'm a Royal Chump and proud of it.