Don G wrote:
> Am I to understand from all of the above that all cruise
> lines now automatically add gratuities to your tab and that
> the only way to escape them is to have the Purser remove the
> charges before you settle?
This is only true on some of the cruise lines.. at present I believe it's Princess, NCL and on some Carnival ships (think they're working it in fleet wide).
The other cruise lines are still handling tipping in the traditional manner.