So. Let me get this straight. I'm sailing on RCI and want to tip my old fashioned way -in cash for good service. So must I cancel the auto tips on the very first day of sailing or at the end of the cruise? Is this day by day ? I've always tipped up front for good service. I would hate to think that the stewards would deny me towel animals simply for not participating in a prepaid plan. I've been on too many cruises where the staff was apathetic. Except for the childrens staff. They are usually wonderful.