Many find it hard to believe that the cruise line tipping scheme began in 1912 on a British Shipping Line - The White Star Line.
(Although it was American Banker J.P. Morgan who owned the line at the time.)
I guess some British Cruising Traditions are not as sacred as others.
I love it when cruisers claim that the tips are a scam to force the passengers to pay the wages for the crew.
So if the tips were not recommended/expected/required, do they think that somebody else would be paying the crew's wages???