First of all and most of all! The workers on a crusie ship or any other workers of service are not considered SLAVES! Second of all I pay for my tips ahead of time with my cruise payments. So I am paying for the tips included with the cruise if it would make u feel better that way... Do it! No difference except in your mind that the tips are paid by the cruise line or they have to raise the cruise prices to include there wages. Who cares what u call it.. Either way u r paying for it in the long run. As far as I am concerned there is no reason not to tip. If the service is so outrageously bad go to the owner of the establishment and complain... I am not going any farther with this.. I am so discusted with all the people who tend to ignore tips to service people.