My wife and I just came home from a cruise (our 25th one in fact) on NCL's Norwegian Sky. They had the automatic tipping which I see as a "charge" rather than a tip. A tip is something freely given according to past services rendered. They also have what they call "free style cruising" which means you have a diferent waiter every meal. As much as we love cruising, we see it going downhill in any glamourous aspect. First it was NCL, now Princess and Carnival. We doubt the cruise lines will hear our complaints but we must make them anyway.