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View Poll Results: Overall, what do you consider should be done with the concierge tip envelope?
Leave no tip regardless (are we not already paying for their services?) 15 15.63%
Leave $1-2 per person per day if you have only minimal requests 12 12.50%
Leave $3-4 per person if you have only minimal requests 12 12.50%
Leave $5-6 per person if you have only minimal requests 7 7.29%
Leave more than $6 per person if you have only minimal requests 3 3.13%
Leave $1-2 per person if you have many requests made of the concierge staff 2 2.08%
Leave $3-4 per person if you have many requests made of the concierge staf 6 6.25%
Leave $5-6 per person if you have many requests made of the concierge staf 4 4.17%
Leave more than $6 per person if you have many requests made of the concierge staf 7 7.29%
Leave set amount, i.e. $100 for 7 night cruise 27 28.13%
Leave set amount, i.e. $200 for 7 night cruise 13 13.54%
Leave set amount, i.e. $300 or more for 7 night cruise 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Tipping the concierge . . . the poll . . .

Since it was asked, I am going to go ahead and make a poll about concierge tipping. Obviously, you can choose more than one selection. Sorry about the typos on "staff". Just meant to get a feel for the opinions out there.

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P.S. The amounts for all the "per person" choices were also meant to include "per day"

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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None of those options covers my opinion. I would tip at the time, when a service is supplied. Amount would depend on what I asked to be done, and if it was done quickly/well/grudgingly/several hours later/etc.

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for pulling this together.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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None of those options covers my opinion. I would tip at the time, when a service is supplied. Amount would depend on what I asked to be done, and if it was done quickly/well/grudgingly/several hours later/etc.

I knew I would leave off a few possibilities simply due to the variety that exists. Thanks for the input!

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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None of those options covers my opinion. I would tip at the time, when a service is supplied. Amount would depend on what I asked to be done, and if it was done quickly/well/grudgingly/several hours later/etc.


Curious if you would do the same with your dining and stateroom host? Like them, the envelope for the concierge is given at the end of the cruise. If you tip as you go, would you just not give him an envelope at the end of the cruise?

Interesting responses. You can see they run the gamut and everyone tips differently.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:20 AM   #6
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there shouldn't be a tip envelope.

Tips to concierge staff should be what you want to give if you think they deserve a tip.

they shouldn't automatically get ANYTHING!

they are a salaried position, unlike the room stewards and dining servers, who do not get any salary at all, and for whom the tips are their entire income.

Concierge staff are salaried positions. The tips should be given for a job well done, not as a matter of course.

This wasn't an option in your poll.
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there shouldn't be a tip envelope.

Tips to concierge staff should be what you want to give if you think they deserve a tip.

they shouldn't automatically get ANYTHING!

they are a salaried position, unlike the room stewards and dining servers, who do not get any salary at all, and for whom the tips are their entire income.

Concierge staff are salaried positions. The tips should be given for a job well done, not as a matter of course.

This wasn't an option in your poll.


Concierge DOESN'T automatically get anything. However, you DO get an envelope for tipping the concierge, whether you want it or not. So it is an option in the poll (first one: leave no tip regardless).

DCL says tipping concierge is "at your discretion." Looks like people's "discretion" is all over the place.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:41 AM   #8
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Okay, I thought Concierge employees were prohibited from taking tips.
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Okay, I thought Concierge employees were prohibited from taking tips.
this used to be the case for disney resort concierge staff....i don't know if it's still true..

i really really really really really really hate this whole tipping business...

one of the reasons i love japan - no tipping and far better service than you ever get anywhere in the US where tipping reigns supreme...
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Okay, I thought Concierge employees were prohibited from taking tips.
When we cruised in 2000 (I think) we tried to tip but they politely declined. On subsequent cruises I didn't offer. It's been quite a while since we were in a concierge room so not sure when they started delivering concierge tip envelopes.
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I thought paying all that extra money for Concierge was to cover/include all the services provided, meaning no tips for concierge staff.
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Concierge DOESN'T automatically get anything. However, you DO get an envelope for tipping the concierge, whether you want it or not. So it is an option in the poll (first one: leave no tip regardless).

DCL says tipping concierge is "at your discretion." Looks like people's "discretion" is all over the place.
my answer is "none of the above"...not a set per person per day amount and not a set amount..

you give what you feel like giving if you feel like giving..

i know that on the wonder our concierge staff didn't deserve a penny......
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:20 AM   #13
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The first time I sailed on DCL I too felt what did this person do for me to deserve a tip, however since I was travelling solo the tip amount wasn't enough for me to get upset about. Since my first Disney cruise I have learned to asks for a service such as a particular entree that is not on the menu or a particular desert to be sent to my stateroom later so I don't feel like I am tipping for nothing.
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The first time I sailed on DCL I too felt what did this person do for me to deserve a tip, however since I was travelling solo the tip amount wasn't enough for me to get upset about. Since my first Disney cruise I have learned to asks for a service such as a particular entree that is not on the menu or a particular desert to be sent to my stateroom later so I don't feel like I am tipping for nothing.
I know what you mean.

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Many have heard the same report about salary being lowered and tips making up balance. Has anyone spoken to any DCL shore staff to confirm it?
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