> I agree that tips SHOULD go to the person they are given to.
> But in the real world there are way too many who stiff. I've
> heard that the crew likes the new policy because they are
> actually receiving a higher percentaged of tips because of
> course most people don't delete the automatic tips. As someone
> mentioned, the cruise line is not doing this to alienate it's
> crew. They are doing it in an effort to help the crew.
I would imagine, as the word gets out, that this might change. I feel no motivation to tip above and beyond when I know it won't go to the person that earned it. Just my feelings.