I had heard that Carnival was starting automatic tipping and I wasn't pleased about this (sailing the Triumph in July 2001). I didn't know you could have the automatic tipcs removed. I like to hand the envelope over to the individual staff member. That way I can up the tip for good service received. When we sailed the Sensation, we upped the tip for the waiter and bus boy. They were fantastic. I couldn't believe how empty the dining room was the last night. Even our travelling companions who only ate in the dining room on formal nights came the last night to deliver their tips in person.