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    Gratuities! Who charges what? 2011 Update!

    Gratuities Jan 2011 - Who charges what?

    What are your thoughts?

    Any pleasant/nasty surprises?

    Robinson Cruisoe, Mrs
    Cruises.co.uk Community Manager




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    Cruises.co.uk Community Manager


    #2
    Thanks for that chart RC - very interesting information. I wonder how much our members add when they are served drinks on P & O cruise ships - would you consider 10% appropriate? Is 15% too much or do you think that tips are only for the well-breached to pay?

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      #3
      Yes a very useful chart. NCL and MSC are pretty high considering that they are NOT a 'premium' brand like 'Celebrity' or 'Cunard', however they do often charge low fares.

      It's all 'swings and roundabouts' really.
      See my cruise blog: HERE

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        #4
        Originally posted by Hampshire Thorn, Fareham View Post
        Thanks for that chart RC - very interesting information. I wonder how much our members add when they are served drinks on P & O cruise ships - would you consider 10% appropriate? Is 15% too much or do you think that tips are only for the well-breached to pay?
        Hi - on P&O you simply don't tip per drink. There's no facility so to do other than giving cash, and of course people don't routinely carry cash.

        Lots of people will tip a favourite barman towards the end of the cruise, but there is no 'per-drink' tipping.

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          #5
          I like the chart. gives a good general guide to tipping so there should be no nasty suprises. We now could do with a similar chart that deals with the Spanish VAT charges. No one seems to know when these charges apply. Vinny
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            #6
            Hi Thanks for posting this information - one query how did the person arrive at the conclusion that P&O were the cheapest for tips when 4 of the cruiselines included tips in the fare?

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              #7
              Originally posted by VinnyTurner, Dukinfield View Post
              I like the chart. gives a good general guide to tipping so there should be no nasty suprises. We now could do with a similar chart that deals with the Spanish VAT charges. No one seems to know when these charges apply. Vinny
              Sadly Vinny it will only be read by the majority of us who are in the know.

              The first timer will only find out the hard way.

              Maybe they should make it a regular centre page spread in certain Sunday papers.
              Wilba

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                #8
                Originally posted by Hampshire Thorn, Fareham View Post
                Thanks for that chart RC - very interesting information. I wonder how much our members add when they are served drinks on P & O cruise ships - would you consider 10% appropriate? Is 15% too much or do you think that tips are only for the well-breached to pay?
                Is that because a well-breeched person has a massive hole in his pocket where all the gratuities fall out?


                Dictionary - Definition of breeched
                Money in the pocket: the swell is well breeched


                Dictionary - Definition of breached
                Make a gap in and break through
                Last edited by Pete, Caerphilly; 12th January 2011, 02:49 PM.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Hampshire Thorn, Fareham View Post
                  Thanks for that chart RC - very interesting information. I wonder how much our members add when they are served drinks on P & O cruise ships - would you consider 10% appropriate? Is 15% too much or do you think that tips are only for the well-breached to pay?
                  The P&O drinks price includes a commission (or tip) for the waiter so no other tip is expected. However, you can always tip your favorite barman, should you wish, at the end of the cruise if you have had excellent service.
                  Brian

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                    #10
                    Hi Mrs RC, is this to be a part of the new brochure? would be useful

                    BTW thought I'd read somewhere that RCI were increasing their gratuities?
                    Helen

                    the keeper Loobyloo, Hugo and Tinkerbell (the cats) and The Cluckingtons (the chickens)

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Sophiesnores, Basingstoke View Post
                      Hi Mrs RC, is this to be a part of the new brochure? would be useful

                      BTW thought I'd read somewhere that RCI were increasing their gratuities?
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Sophiesnores, Basingstoke View Post
                        Hi Mrs RC, is this to be a part of the new brochure? would be useful

                        BTW thought I'd read somewhere that RCI were increasing their gratuities?
                        I think you'll find they have gone from $9.50 & $11.50 to $9.75 & $12
                        Wilba

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Wilba View Post
                          I think you'll find they have gone from $9.50 & $11.50 to $9.75 & $12
                          Wilba,

                          I thought they were $3.5 for both waiter and cabin, $2.75 for assistant and $.75 for head waiter.

                          Vinny
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                              #15
                              Tips on Royal Caribean are quite voluntary, the only exception being when My Time Dining is taken.Drinks purchased include a 15% tip.It has always been my policy to give the Room Steward a nominal $10 on the first night therefore ensuring good service and security of my personal items throughout the cruise.On the last night to then follow up with a substancial amount in appreciation.This formula has proven effect in other services such as the Dining room when a table change is requested.

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