Shotton - Answered a Question by whigham (17 Apr 08 16:02)

Yes they are all paid but not very well and really do rely on the tips and as far as i am concerned deserve every penny plus some. We never have automatic gratuities removed from our bill and always tip those who have given us extra service such as our room attendant and waiter a bit extra. If you don't like tipping or can't afford it then perhaps yu shouldn't be cruising. We are not well off we are ordinary working people but think that credit should be given where it is due and the majority of staff work hard and for long hours don't short change them.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
JOINES - Answered a Question by whigham (13 Jun 07 07:54)

Yes you can opt out when you get on board go to the purses office its on deck 2 and tell them no gratuities on your then fill and sign a will show on your bill till the last day then it will be taken off.if not you will be charged example 2 adults 10 day cruise 220 will be charged a service charge anyway when order drinks.then tip as you want or not.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Pearson - Answered a Question by whigham (15 Jun 07 15:16)

Yes you can opt out. You need to get a special form from the Purser's Office when you get on board.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Tranter - Answered a Question by whigham (22 Jun 07 12:04)

Recently been on Caribbean cruise on QE2. $11 per person a day were automatically added but the waiters still obviously expected an additional tip. Notice in restaurant explained that the tip was for the "people you do not think of rewarding - e.g. crew on tenders etc...." Funny - I thought that was what we paid for and that these people got wages.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Your Favourite No Fly Family Sailing - Barcelona, Nice & Gibraltar

    Royal Caribbean - Independence of the Seas - 16 Jun 2018 - 14nts

    Southampton : Gibraltar : Cartagena : Palma De Mallorca : Barcelona : Nice (Villefranche) : Ajaccio (Corsica) : Malaga : Seville (Cadiz) : Southampton

    Now from £1199pp

    • 30% OFF Plus Free Wi-Fi & Port Parking 
    • Family of 3 from Just £3089
    • Also Available 11 Aug 2018

    Reduced 2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises from Southampton >>

  • Even More Cheap 2018 Cruises From Southampton

    MSC Cruises - MSC Magnifica - 4 June 2018 - 10nts

    Southampton : Le Havre : Invergordon : Edinburgh : Newcastle-Tyne : Amsterdam : Hamburg : Southampton

    Now from £549pp Was £849pp

    • Exclusive Deal 

    • Also Available 3 Sep 2018

    • Balcony Cabins Just £699pp

    Click to View More Exclusive MSC Cruises >>

  • EXCLUSIVE NEW IN! - Half Term Palma, Sicily & Rome

    Thomson Cruises - Thomson Majesty - 24 Oct 2017 - 7nts

    Palma : Trapani (Sicily) : Sorrento : Rome (Civitavecchia) : Propriano : Mahon : Palma

    Now from £499pp Was £935pp

    • Includes Direct Return Flights from Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Hull, Gatwick, Liverpool, Norwich, Stansted & Transfers

    • Just £25pp Per Night for All Inclusive Drinks!

    Click To View All Thomson Regional Flights >>

Show More Deals