Do you remember when Holland America used to advertise that no tipping was required, implying that the cost of tips was included in the cruise price. Then they advocated the passengers tipping anyway.
What do you think would happen if all the cruise lines started including the tipping in the price of the cruise? How soon would it be before they started encouraging tipping all over again and pocketed some or all of the supposed included tips?
What, me being cynical? Never!