Hi - I have been reading all the posts on this, and it seems that if I immediately remove the automatic tip from my shipboard account and then tip personally for excellent service, that the persons I tip must turn in that money. How do those people you tip know that you removed the automatic tip from your account? Is the official word sent out from the main office? I will going on HAL.
I would like to tip personally, but I would feel uncomfortable if people were saying things behind my back or providing bad service because they thought that I wouldn't be tipping!
Perhaps it is better to wait until the last day and brave the long lines so as not to worry about this?