In a recent post, The Times website reported that "Cruise-ship passengers are becoming increasingly hostile to a system of tipping that is more mandatory than discretionary, and is used to subsidise crew salaries, rather than reward good service."
The big cruise company like giant Royal Caribbean International admits that it is “rethinking” its policy...
Royal Caribbean International has announced that it will be reviewing its on-board tipping policy due to the lack of gratuities from British passengers.
Charter tips is an old debate and charter yacht crew have come to expect tip's as part of their income. Although charterers are generaly High Net Worth Individual, the tipping policy is sometimes an issue: what effect will tipping change in the cruise industry have on the charter industry ?
Have a look at the Times article here: Times Online