Originally Posted by anniegb
I totally agree and I suspect most do.
I suggested this to a Celebrity Manager who advised me that most US guests would object.
Go figure - I always prepay my gratuities.
Costa call it a service charge, it is mandatory for all passengers except those from the US & Canada.
Some nationalities pay it within final invoice...Australians & New Zealanders, and the rest pay it at the end of the cruise. The only ones who can alter or drop the charges are US/Canadian passengers.
Costa Pacifica - Dec 2012
Costa Favolosa - June 2013
Costa Deliziosa - Dec 2013
1965 - Cunard Queen Mary, 1967 - Cunard Queen Elizabeth, 1970 - Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2, 1971 - P&O Oriana, 1972 - SS France, 1975 - SS Leopard, 1977 - P&O Canberra, 2005 - NCL Jewel, 2005/6 - NCL Crown, 2006 - FOCL Braemar, 2007 - FOCL Braemar, 2007 - FOCL Braemar, 2007 - NCL Gem, 2008 - Costa Allegra, 2010 - Costa Allegra 34 Day B2B, 2011 - Costa Victoria, 2012 - Costa Classica