If you thought tipping was out of control in the United States, try heading out to sea.
By all accounts, Maddy and Phil Handler liked their October cruise on the Riviera, one of the new mid-size ships in Oceania's fleet. There was just the matter of the Handler's luggage -- and reams of correspondence between the couple and a vice president at the cruise line, bickering about what happened to it.
Judith Abramson's western Mediterranean cruise on the Oceania Marina last April did not end well. After a sudden illness, the ship's doctor decided she needed to go to the hospital, and she was unceremoniously disembarked in Naples, Italy, under less than ideal circumstances, she says.