No CO, the reason I post is to answer a question. Once again you are spot wrong.
And momx4. Gratuities have never been mandatory otherwise they are known as service charges. I do not speculate on the what if. I only comment on the right now.
Yes I am well aware that my fare goes to crew salaries as with any business. I am and will not be obligated to add any more. The crew on many ships is gauranteed far more than they can make in a month in their home country. I am not going to add to their pay by paying a gratuity.