In regard to pre-tipping, I too feel that this is a bad way for the cruise line to overstep their bounds. Most of the crew are international and are somewhat underpaid by the cruiseline. What I give the waiters and buspeople and others is between me and them. I don't want the cruiseship to consider this and perhaps adjust their wages unfairly. We just returned from a cruise in December with Royal Caribbean and I was very surprised to find this pre tip suggestion under our door. Enough already.