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Boyd - Answered a Question by Richardson (06 Jul 08 17:12)

I was on the Independance of the Seas in June, I used the envelopes that was put in our cabin on the last day, I asked our cabin steward what currency she would like as she came from Thailand, she prefered English money first choice or Euros as these currencies gave better exchange rates as the dollar has a poor exchange rate we gave everybody English money.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Richardson (29 Jun 08 16:56)

It would be more courteous to pay in dollars but I have payed in Euro's in the past on US ships when in Europe, after all it is a tip & he who pays the piper calls the tune.

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Jones - Answered a Question by Richardson (29 Jun 08 16:58)

Just come back from a Independance cruise - On the last day you will find 4 envelopes in your cabin, there are also "suggested" guidelines for tips and they aint that bad to be fair. You can use £ or €, or the one they prefer is $. There are 2 cashpoints on board that dispense $ so you can get last minute top ups from them. Have a good trip !!!!!!!!

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mr r - replied to Jones (29 Jul 08 21:45)

U can tip the porters at southampton the rate is 50p per bag .

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Burrows - Answered a Question by Richardson (29 Jun 08 18:19)

I don't think that you will receive any complaints whatever currency you decide to tip in! The ship is sailing from Southampton, where the crew will be able to spend Stirling. It is sailing to a number of EEC countries which use Euros, and they use Dollars onboard ship. I'm sure that they will happily except roubles if you make the tip large enough! Happy cruising.

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Buckley - Answered a Question by Richardson (30 Jun 08 11:13)

RCI usually put your tips automatically on your sea pass account unless you opt out at the start of the cruise,go to the guest relations desk soon after you board and check.We find it is easier to use this method which goes on your credit card and they do get the money (I asked) and we have not yet had to think that was a daft thing to do?

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Wilba - replied to Buckley (30 Jun 08 13:05)

Sorry RCI do NOT put tips on automatically. You can prepay at the time of booking OR when on board, you will receive a form to fill in which shows the recommended amounts with a 'tick box' & a further space to adjust the amount up or down as you see fit. When you hand the form in, it will be charged to your account. If you don't hand the form in, you simply 'tip' in the old fashioned way. RCI still use the 'opt in' system for autotips.

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newton - Answered a Question by Richardson (16 Jul 08 10:41)

Thanks for that,according to the brochure you are supposed to ''opt out''of adding tips to your seapass about 48 hrs before disembarkation newton l.

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