Ellis - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 22:34)

Why arnt the staff paid a working wage, no one tips me in my work. i am expected to do my job for the pay i get.

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woolston - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 12:29)

You will find advice in the literature you get on board. You will be given envelopes towards the end of the cruise that you put money in and give to whoever you tip on your last night such as your maid, your waiter and his assistant et.

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smith - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 18:31)

Yeah, you dont need to even though on the last night the staff all buzz round you like flies hoping for a tip! The tips basically are the staffs wages so if you dont tip them, they dont earn any proper money. This is to be honest, in my opinion, unethical of the ships expecting customers to tip heavily the staff onboard. They suggest something like at least £10 a day but I only tipped our room cleaner 10 euros on the last night as she was really good all holiday.

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Weaver - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 18:45)

We tip as recommended by P&O - £2.90 tot per person per night on board, ie £40 per person for a 14 night cruise. Well worth it for such fantastic service and foo.

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Forgham - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 19:03)

We have been on Oriana twice and although P&O suggest an average tip it purely depends on the individual as to how you feel you have been treated. I usually start with a tip of say £10 with the cabin/waiters with a promise of an additional one at the end providing I'm looked after,this normally works. We must say that the staff & waiters have always been excellent on P & O. Regards and happy cruising. Pete Forgha.

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Rozee - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 19:20)

Hi, I have just got off the Oriana today. We usually tip the cabin steward and our Waiter/Asst Waiter. P & O recommended that you about £22 per person per week for your cabin steward. The waiters usually get about £3 per day per person. This is split between them. Hope this help.

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Nicholson - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 19:33)

We have sailed at least once a year with P&O, for 15 years, and several time on the Oriana.The best advice we can give is to follow the advice given on "TIPPING" on Page 210 of theP&O CRUISES BROCHURE 2007 Second Edition. You will find a card on your dressing table when you embark which suggest tipping levels and small white envelopes will become available on the Pursers Desk a few days before the end of the cruise. Put your chosen tip in the envelope and we usually write a small greeting with our names and Stateroom number included.e.g Many thanks for looking after us so well, etc. We give these envelopes to the Waiter and his busboy after the last evenings dinner. We give the tip to our |Steward before we go to the last evening dinner. We very rarely have had cause to tip anyone eelse. Tips for the bar staff are INCLUDED in the price of the drinks you buy at the Bars or at the Table. Hope this helps David from Penwortha.

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Harrison - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 20:09)

Hi, I went on teh Oriana last year.We asked reception not to stop the normal gratuities and put them on our bill.As personally my husband and me do not think this is right on any cruise.We tipped who we wanted to at end of cruise.Like Waiters as you get teh same ones all cruise.Cabin boy,and whoever else you think.

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Whitlam - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 21:31)

Hi, my view on tipping is not the same as P&O. Tipping is a reward for someone providing exceptional service above and beyond normal dutys as a top up for wages like P&O and other cruise lines think. I give the most to the ones who provide the best service.This tipping lark has got out of hand especialy when they start putting it on your bill.Do what your heart tells you too.Cheers IA.

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McMillan - Answered a Question by ian (03 Aug 07 21:40)

Tip only the people who have made your cruise a success. And tip what you think they deserve.

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