Here's a Tip: Check Out Our Ultimate Guide to Cruise Ship Tipping

August 1, 2011

(11:45 a.m. EDT) -- Wonder if you have to tip extra at an alternative restaurant? How about if you're traveling solo but staying in a double cabin? Should you tip the head waiter? And when are seven times you shouldn't tip?

Glad you asked. We recently spent a week answering readers' questions and offering advice on onboard tipping. Plus, we polled readers and found out not only how they tip (prepay? Envelopes? Opt out completely?) but how much.

The result is The Ultimate Guide to Cruise Ship Tipping -- check it out, and join the conversation both on the Lido Deck blog, and in the comments section on the page.

--by the Cruise Critic editorial staff