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betsy918
02-05-2012, 03:13 PM
Hi There...I've heard that some people have given there servers or cabin stewards international calling cards as "something extra" with their tip. Where would I get such a thing, and what denomination would you suggest so that it would not be too over the top, but enough to be appreciated? Is this something they can use on the ship, or do they have to use a payphone in port? Do you think an itunes card would be equally appreciated?

thanks

kcashner
02-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Honestly, why not give them $ that they can use as they see fit? Some have international cell phones so that they can call home when in port. They can purchase internet time on the ship, but it is costly--so many use internet in ports when they have time off. Predicting what any given individual might want/need is impossible. If you tip with additional cash, they can do whatever they wish. A candy bar or other munchie is always appreciated.

PrincessShmoo
02-05-2012, 03:25 PM
Hi There...I've heard that some people have given there servers or cabin stewards international calling cards as "something extra" with their tip. Where would I get such a thing, and what denomination would you suggest so that it would not be too over the top, but enough to be appreciated? Is this something they can use on the ship, or do they have to use a payphone in port? Do you think an itunes card would be equally appreciated?

thanks

In our experience, the CMs really like getting extra cash.

:cutie:

lbgraves
02-05-2012, 03:30 PM
Years ago that was a popular gift, but there is now a special phone system/account for the CMs to use onboard.

sissy_ib
02-05-2012, 04:05 PM
Leave extra cash. With anything of the nature of gift cards there is a very good chance they have no use for it at all.