Wow, more great info! I have to say though that I'm becoming concerned about all the extras, particularly the tipping. When we first started thinking about a cruise, we assumed it was all-inclusive (like a Sandals would be), but it's clearly not. In fact, I find some of the cruise ads to be misleading in this way. When we went to Sandals Montego Bay, all-inclusive really meant all-inclusive. We tipped no one (it was not even allowed, which is the way it should be IMO) and paid for nothing after we arrived. It was wonderful to not even have to carry a wallet much less be concerned with how much to tip. As I read more about cruising, I started to get a hint of the reality. Now that we've booked our cruise and I've continued reading up, I'm becoming somewhat irritated with what I'm learning. I like for things to be black and white when it comes to what I'm paying for. Give me a precise and itemized listing of what I'm paying for and what's not included and I'm happy. But that's not what I'm seeing from the cruise line or anywhere else. My understanding was that tipping was automatically added on at the end of the cruise at a rate of $10/pp/day. But then I read yesterday that room service tips are separate and customary. Now I'm reading that some or most people leave tips in the dining rooms too?? And I thought the excursions were the ridiculously expensive part of the trip! Considering what my husband and I typically spend on food on vacation (w/ tips) and what we tip the maid service, I felt that $20/day was reasonable and most importantly adequate ... and we're generally 20% tippers (or close to it depending upon service). I planned on $1/bag for the porter before we board, $1-2/guide for the excursions (per NCL's recommendation), and the automatic $20/day tip. Now I've revised my expectation to include a couple dollars per use for room service (if we use it). Is it safe to say this is it or do I now need to add on tips on top of tips for the wait staff, etc.? Help!! I want to be clear on this and I don't want to be cheap or unfair, but I also want an easy, relaxing, reasonably priced vacation. Thanks for your input!