my wife and i were on the inspiration the week of 10-28-11-04. i have since heard that the tips for the waiters ect. are added to your sign and sail. we had a very large sign and sail bill and did not go over it transaction by transaction. it did seem high by within reason. our travel agent said nothing about tips being included and nothing in our documents mentioned it either. when we got our envelopes for tips at the end of the week there was no mention that we had an option. if anyone has any info on this please e-mail us or if you were on the same ship. i know this is our own fault for not going over the bill in detail but we have sailed carnival many times and there was no metion of this.
This is good to know. We are sailing on the Inspiration the 30th of this month. I am hoping that we do not get double charged because we used the pre-pay option for tips. I will make sure that I go over the bill and when our Docs arrive I will make sure that it shows on there that we have already paid for the tips.