TIPS--Derived from "To Insure Personal Service." Charging a predetermined amount to my shipboard account does not insure service. I will be the one to say who gets what. I will never allow these tips to be placed on my account. I will give according to service I received. The last cruise we were on, the service in the dining room was outstanding, accordingly the waitress was given about double what the normal should be. I have also reduced the amount given when service was not up to standard. Tipping is an individual choice and should not be regulated as it seems Carnival wants to do. My opinion is this is a mistake in policy and Carnival should go no further with it.