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    To tip or not to tip?

    I have been doing some research for an up and coming trip in November and although it is not by cruise ship, the information I found on the tipping culture worldwide might be of interest to some of you.

    http://www.whototip.net/
    Jill

    #2
    An interesting site, thanks for posting.

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      #3
      Useful, thanks Jill

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        #4
        A very good post and great details, myself i think it still depends on the service.

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          #5
          That's very helpful, thank you Jill .................................................. ...............................Carol

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            #6
            Thanks Jill, very useful for our next cruise.
            BIG SHIPS, little ships, small world

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              #7
              Originally posted by deverdevo, liverpool View Post
              A very good post and great details, myself i think it still depends on the service.
              When you look into the site and specific countries, it is surprising how many cultures just do not expect tips and a few might even be offended.

              I was surprised a few years back when we shared a table in the MDR on a cruise with 4 Australians. It was before auto gratuities were in place and I noticed that they did not tip our waiters on the last night of the cruise. I learned afterwards that tipping is not customary in Australia.
              Jill

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                #8
                America!!, could not believe they want you to tip 10% if you're unsatisfied with the service, always thought they are crazy country.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by George, Gateshead (3) View Post
                  America!!, could not believe they want you to tip 10% if you're unsatisfied with the service, always thought they are crazy country.
                  Some of the meanest tippers are the Americans.

                  I have posted this before but 4 adults sharing an Inside Cabin on a 25 day trans Pacific cruise removed the auto gratuities.

                  Annie

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                    #10
                    A very interesting post but I am not sure how accurate all the information is. For example, it says that taxi drivers in the UK don't expect a tip. That is not my experience

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by zopadooper, skegness (2) View Post
                      A very interesting post but I am not sure how accurate all the information is. For example, it says that taxi drivers in the UK don't expect a tip. That is not my experience
                      I guess this depends where you are. I think the practice of rounding up for taxi drivers is done more for convenience in this country e.g. £13.50 would become £15, so nobody is bothering with change. I agree it is not in our culture to tip most of the time in general life and particularly if you have had poor service. However, due to poor wages in many of the service industries, this is one of the ways the wages can be improved, even in this country.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by George, Gateshead (3) View Post
                        America!!, could not believe they want you to tip 10% if you're unsatisfied with the service, always thought they are crazy country.
                        The wages in the service industry are allowed to be below minimum as the tips are expected to top it up. Think the 10% is just the 'thanks for serving me' anything else is on how good the service is.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by George, Gateshead (3) View Post
                          America!!, could not believe they want you to tip 10% if you're unsatisfied with the service, always thought they are crazy country.
                          Crazy country or crazy people who are prepared to work for a bare minimal wage and then expect the punters to fund them.

                          They get 10% max off me no matter how good the service...........Wilba
                          Wilba

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                            #14
                            I've had issues with actually giving tips in hotels in the UK. I've had very embarrassed staff when I've tried to tip them for escorting me to my room and also for room service. I now don't tip because I'd sooner be thought mean than have yet another embarrassing situation.

                            I always tip taxi drivers in the UK. I think they work unsociable hours and have to put up with a lot of rubbish late of night so I always think it is nice for them to get an occasional good customer.

                            Where I struggle is whether or not to tip for someone delivering a takeaway to the door.
                            Cruising my way through life!

                            Sue

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by zopadooper, skegness (2) View Post
                              A very interesting post but I am not sure how accurate all the information is. For example, it says that taxi drivers in the UK don't expect a tip. That is not my experience
                              It also states 3 hotels in England ie one in London, 2nd in Edinburgh and the 3rd in Ireland! 🙈😱
                              don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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