Adding tips to your cabin bill is generally a standard in the cruise industry. Do all the tips go where they are susposed to? Trying to get this question answered is not easy. I have talked with dozens of cruise staff and in general the staff gets what management tells them is their share. I have tried to just forget the "mandatory tip" estabished by the cruise line. Going to the Purser's office asking the mandatory tip to be removed from your bill will be a trip you probally will never forget. You will be ask why, why, why? I was traveling with a couple that did that and they said they would never do it agin. Just consider that $10.50 a day part of your cruise cost, then if you have really great service leave that person a little extra.Have a great cruise and don't think again about the "auto tip".