Lyons - Answered a Question by tomas (15 Mar 09 15:15)

If gratuities have not been included in your overall price it is possible to go to the Purser's Desk and advise them not to charge gratuities to your account as you wish to tip personally. You should have no problem as I have done this on cruises. Even though the cabin steward and dining staff are aware the gratuities are paid in advance, it can be embarrassing leaving the table on the last night without giving the tips personally, particularly if you have had good service throughout cruise.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by tomas (04 Feb 09 20:18)

Seconds out, round 3. Ding.........Neil.

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colin - Answered a Question by tomas (04 Feb 09 21:49)

If you dont want to pay...dont go on ncl....the staff deserve it so stop being a cheapskate.

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tightwad - Answered a Question by tomas (04 Feb 09 22:12)

Here we go, here we go, here we gooooooo yes its true, but when you see the staff working hard to please your every whim i hope you change your mind.

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tomas - replied to tightwad (05 Feb 09 15:09)

Thats o'k but how do you know the staff get the money and its not just going to NCL?

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Neil & Ida Down - replied to tomas (05 Feb 09 19:47)

How else can you pay the staff tips when you might get a different waiter every visit, pay each one individually? Stop trying to evade and go with the system..... Neil.

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