Hi all, We just returned from a cruise on theSun Princess. Does anyone else see a major problem with the automatic tipping policy the Princess has? it goes like this-Each passenger is charged $10 each day to your account. For my wife and I it was $140 for the 7 day cruise. The $10 each day is spit into 2 pools. 1st pool gets 3.50 and it is for the room staffs. It is divided 5 ways. So your room steward, the laundry people, the towel folders, etc all get .70 each day of the tips. The remaining 6.50 is split among the food staff. (waiters, bakers, buss boys, dish washers, etc.) Each of them get about .90. I know all this becuase the last day of our cruise on the on ship programming the Cruise Director went into great detail on this pitching for more tips for the workers such as the waiters and room stewards since they had to split the daily tip. He was even happy to suggest that for example an additional $40.00 would be appropriate for your room steward and gave examples of how much to tip others. This entire process left a bad taste in our mouth. Not only were we not happy with most of the service we had on the ship for the week long cruise, we viewed it as Princess feels they are not paying their people enough and that is why the back line people were getting in on the pool too. Our opinlon is that tipping is for front line people, stewards, waiters, etc. Not for people behind the scences that you don't even know if they are doing their job. Seems like a rotton system for not only the front line staff but also for us passengers. Wonder if that is why our service was so poor? What is your thoughts on this type of tipping system?