So, is this true or not. I am cruising Carnival Inspiration. IF I leave the tip amount on my S & S account, whatever I hand them in cash is theirs to keep and don't have to pool? I just want to make sure I fully understand. I was going to have the tip removed from my account, because if I get good service, I will tip well beyond what is expected. But, I read somewhere that if you do clear the tip from your S & S account , they have to pool their cash tips, BUT, ifI leave the recommended tips on my S & S , whatever I hand them extra is cash is theirs to keep all to theirself....Is this true?
Each ship is operated in the manner decieded upon by the ship. Very few CCL ships have their crew pool their tips and divide them up equally. It has nothing to do with if the tips are given in the traditional manner or automatically. If they pool tips then ALL tips are pooled. If they don't pool tips, then everyone keeps what they have been given.