This thread has me very confused. I thought the tips for the staff were "automatic", that I didn't have to have enough cash to fill envelopes at the end of the cruise. Is this what you're talking about when it was said that $10/per person per day was deducted from your credit card?
If so, that's fine with me. And I will complain right away if service is below par.
I know tips for bar service, etc. isn't automatic and am ready to tip for those amenities.