Thanks for getting back to me on Carnivals tipping issue. I am aware the tip goes to the room steward. If you read the initial message you will see that one of my comments was that our family doesn't tip the maids to make up the rooms when we stay at a hotel or resort. When you pay for a hotel that is part of what you are paying for and the maids are paid by the hotel. We feel the same should apply to your room on your cruise. You are paying for the cruise and the room and the cruise should pay the staff to clean the rooms as the hotel industry does the maids. If anyone tips the maids for cleaning their hotel rooms that's great for them!