Nothing happens if you don't tip. But why would you do that? Your going to have the same waiter, same bus boy, and same room steward for the whole cruise who work their behinds off trying to give you the best service they can. they suport their families on these tips. i wonder if you would go to work everyday and when payday came and you held out your hand and you got a handshake instead of a check what you would think.
Eli, I had the same thought a year ago when I was planning for my March 2001 cruise on Voyager. By the end of the week, you'll be scrapping all of your money together to tip your waiter, busboy and especially your room steward. You'll hit the ATM or try and gamble and earn extra money to tip them. They're simply wonderful. At least my guys and gal were excellent. Believe me...it will be well worth your money. Just wait and see. You're going to fall in love w/ your room steward. If I could afford it, I would have brought her back to Texas but I'm a middle class citizen living paycheck to every other pay check.