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Cruise Fairy - Answered a Question by Donohoe (20 Dec 16 23:24)

Yes, voluntary gratuities are gone, they now call it a fixed service charge and is only adjustable for poor service concerns, after Guest services fails to resolve the complaint. Have a look at the NCL FAQ'S on their website.

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Stewart - replied to Cruise Fairy (27 Dec 16 20:19)

No-one can take anything from your debit or credit card without your authorisation, cancel at guest services we did.

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Holloway - Answered a Question by Donohoe (27 Dec 16 18:34)

If any ship states gratuities payable then yes, you can ask for this to be taken off at guest services. If they state it is a derive charge then you have to pay it.

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evans - replied to Holloway (27 Dec 16 20:00)

I think passengers have a right to decide for themselves who to tip.It seems only cruise "firms" are the only people who want others to pay their staff wages. Its about time they paid their employees what they are worth.

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file - replied to evans (28 Dec 16 11:34)

Yes absolutely correct if gratuities are Not A booking condition then you can have them taken off that is the first thing I do when embarking cruise lines should pay the staff sensible wages. Costa are the only compulsory cruise line as far as I know.

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Papworth - Answered a Question by Donohoe (27 Dec 16 20:52)

I was on NCL Star in October and was able to get the gratuities taken off, I've no idea if they have changed their policy.

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Woodman - Answered a Question by Donohoe (27 Dec 16 21:21)

We have returned from a two week cruise on a p &a o ship and we asked for the gratuity to be removed they just ask you to fill a form out many passengers did it as prefer to give to the people they are looked after by.

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Gardner - Answered a Question by Donohoe (27 Dec 16 21:44)

No way I went to the reception he didn't like it and I signed a form they can't make pay something on top of money you're already paid and we tipped our stewards we dealt with having said that the whole crew was fabulous.

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Acton - Answered a Question by Donohoe (28 Dec 16 06:41)

What a load of miserable tight fisted devils. So you all think it's OK to tip people you come into contact with but not the others who work just as hard behind the scenes. I bet you lot are the last to get your hand in your pockets at the bar too.

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