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Old 04-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #16
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I was wondering the same thing, you get out of the car and hand over a bag which a porter paid for by DCL/Port Authority then places on a trolley, do you really need to tip them, surely they are just receiving luggage for DCL?

The guy that takes the bag from you and put it into a pile... is this the same guy that takes the bags to the proper room??

I can't understand tipping someone who just walks 2 steps from your car to put your stuff into a pile unless he is actually doing something else with it we don't know about.
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The guy that takes the bag from you and put it into a pile... is this the same guy that takes the bags to the proper room??

I can't understand tipping someone who just walks 2 steps from your car to put your stuff into a pile unless he is actually doing something else with it we don't know about.
The porter that takes your bag at the curb transports it to the DCL baggage area. From there DCL CMs handle it.

He's lifting my (heavy) bag from my trunk and making sure it gets to the proper people for loading onboard. I don't have to hassle with maneuvering my bags, and that works for me.
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I was wondering the same thing, you get out of the car and hand over a bag which a porter paid for by DCL/Port Authority then places on a trolley, do you really need to tip them, surely they are just receiving luggage for DCL?
I don't, in that case. To me, that is not enough of a personal service to warrant a tip.

If they meet us at the car, unload our bags, and haul them in, I'll definitely tip. But if I walk up and hand my normal size, normal weight suitcase over to someone and that's all that happens, I'm not paying extra for that.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #19
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I always tip him 20.00. There are 6 of us and we usually have about 5 bags to check. ( Since I usually bring one with me just in case we get luggage late and we pack one suitcase each) They always seem happy with it =)
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o.k. i have to ask. how many people were in your group, how many staterooms, and where did you store all that luggage during the cruise?

Perspiring minds wanna know.
4 people, 1 stateroom(but it was very large ), under bed, tub, and closet.

I embellished a bit, 8 carry on items, 9 checked, including box.

We need to cut down next time.
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Wow do I feel cheap!
I have seen suggestions of $1/bag at curb side, unless you are in NYC, where it goes up to $2/bag. We don't use porters at disembarkation, but they certainly do more than those who take bags from you and put them into the building for loading onto the ship.
We had 2-24" suitcases, a duffel bag and a garment bag at Port Canaveral and tipped $10. In NYC (Manhattan terminal) we tipped $20 for 3 full sized suitcases, the duffel bag and 2 rolling carry ons. Our luggage has always arrived at our cabin in a reasonable amount of time
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