Originally Posted by ssantow
Lets assume tomorrow prices for cruise line A goes up an additional 10% because they have done what I describe above. Further assume they don't tell you why and you do not know what I outlined above. What will your tipping policy be? Will you cruise less?
No, I wouldn't. I'd assume it was fuel costs or some such.
Also, my opinion is that the cruiselines are making *way* too much money to expect us to supplement their employees' wages. If the lines were struggling, I could understand this tack. But the profits are so enormous that they can afford to pay their CEOs and shareholders a little less and pay their employees more. God forbid a cruise line CEO only takes home $2M a year instead of $6M. I don't know how they would possibly make it on that.