Its people like you that have forced the lines to start putting tips on the sign and sail cards. NCL in 2005 will have their service charges added and you will not be able to go and adjust them and if that works out you better believe other lines will follow suit. I just got back from the NCL Sea and saw people doing the same thing you do removing tips. If you think that waitstaff in restaurants don't remember you being a nontipper, you are dead wrong. I hate to think what they might do to your food when you are not looking. SHAME ON YOU!