Removing gratuities

I know this can be done as its not legal to enforce you to pay gratuity. However, has anyone ever done this? I don't like giving money and not knowing where its going. I like to pay my own tips. Anyone else like this?

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Awesome response. Thank you.

As did I. And I'm American. We're truly not all ugly.

Just to end this thread for me, it was never my intention to not tip or pay gratuities ...I was merely stating a fact that on my cruise sailing from Singapore to Sydney there is no automatic gratuities ...it is left to the individual passenger .. I have had this doubled checked...I am not saying one is right or wrong... At no time did I say I didn’t want to pay...and yes I will gladly tip... I am astounded by some harsh words and I will not bother with this forum again... Thank you to those who have given me some good honest advice....

Thank you for your support...

Sorry to hear you are leaving the forum. There is always room for healthy debate. The problem with the written word is that the tone of the voice or any inflections cannot be heard and dialog is not instantaneous as it is in normal conversations. It is easy to misunderstand what someone is trying to convey. Please consider sticking around for a while.

Well said Auntie ... agreed

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