I guess I'm confused. I read somewhere or another about the average $10.50 pppd automatic tipping; which panned out to $3.50 ea. for the room steward and waiter, $2 for the busboy, and $1.50 for the maitre d...
with freestyle, don't you have different wait staff? and what if you eat at the buffet? then you don't even have a waiter, right? who is getting the $50 then??
And do you have a maitre d' with this type of cruising?
Don't get me wrong - I'm a big fan of tipping (waited tables myself for 8 years)...I'm just confused about having to tip a waiter if i don't even use one!