Thank you for your help. BTW we have no intention of removing the tip and would tip extra when deserved and I'm sure that will happen. We are very much looking forward to cruise next Nov. (05) on the Veendam for 14 days. This will be our longest ever cruise. I'm looking for a Panama cruise, probably only partial. So far the one that looks good is the Princess Coral next April. Haven't convinced my wife yet though.