JAMES - Answered a Question by Fisher (22 Aug 07 19:52)

Just returned yesterday from a fantastic week on the island escape. Tips are included in the price but we gave additional tips to our waiter that we had every night and our cabin steward.We gave both about £20 each. Hope you enjoy your holiday as much as we did.

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mcguire - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 13:56)

E allways tip cabin stewerd and any of the waiters you might think deserve a tip cabin stewerd allways look after you we usally paid 25 pounds for the 2weeks to cabin steward have nice cruise weve been on cruise 4times on her on may island star last year bigger shi.

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Morgan - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 16:23)

Why should you tip - after all you have paid for the cruise so as in any hotel you have paid to have your cabin kept in good order. The Americans are to blame for this tipping mania that is going on everywhere. I stand by my principals - I NEVER TIP ANYON.

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HENDRY - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 16:24)

My wife and I are ''seasoned'' cruisers and this year have had 3 seperate cruises including 2 weeks on the Island Escape...The only person that we tip is the lad/lass who looks after our cabin..On the last day..prior to disembarking I hand over $20... The cabin staff are quite happy with this....As most of the dining is informal....buffet style .. there is no indevidual to whome you could pay a tip....If you go to dine in the Oasis Resturant (A meal for which you pay seperate) you may wish to give a tip to your waiter... This would of course be the same as if you were dining in a restuarant in the UK and how much tip would be consistant with the service you recieve at that meal...I trust this has been helpful... Alex Hendry (Sunderland.

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roberts-morgan - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 16:39)

I am from ferndale and when we go on cruises i tip the cabin boys justa couple of euros now and again because they cant do enough for you, i always tip at the beginning of the cruise.Also You will have a brilliant time its great.

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Allington - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 16:53)

We went on the Island Escape in 2003, meals are all inclusive apart from the Oasis, everything else was charged to your card and calculated at the end of the holiday. I remember we left some money for the cabin attendant as they are usually fairly low paid, our cabin was always left spick and span after her visit and we were very pleased with the service provided.

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Glasgow - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 17:11)

A: Most cruise lines add about 10US dollars per passenger per day to your onboard account, this is discretionary and is shared by the many staff that look after you during your cruise ie; waiters,chefs,bedroom stewards and others.However cruising the Med may be different. there should be a guide in the back of your brouchure, under cruise information.

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Lambert - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 17:29)

We are regular cruisers. Princess normally add $10 a day per person which is distributed amongst all the staff.. thats around £5 a day in all, so you could add that up and divide around accordingly. Sometimes when we have had excellent service we also tip extra. Its all very well to talk about not tipping, but these people are paid very low... as low as £1 per day I have heard. Of course the cruise ships could pay them more, and the fares would go up. That might be better because those of us who tip subsidise those of you who don't.

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Doyle - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 17:40)

Hi, the Escape uses a money-less system, you just show your card and sign, we left our cabin boy our lose change on the last day (10euros), as you dont pay for any thing with cash tipping just doesent happe.

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russell - Answered a Question by Fisher (10 Aug 07 17:48)

I always tip what I can afford and only to those whom I think have earned it. These are great ships to cruise on.

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