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Old 01-10-2014, 10:50 AM   #1876
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Weird how we prefer to know all the intricacies involved behind the operational scenes. I do feel the majority want to know for the crews benefit though. IMO

OH SO TRUE!!!!
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:20 AM   #1877
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OH SO TRUE!!!!
Should cruising be this complicated

And yes - the sail away drinks to get watered a bit, but a quick stir and they are not so bad for $5
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:33 AM   #1878
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And yes - the sail away drinks to get watered a bit, but a quick stir and they are not so bad for $5
They go down faster too in this state.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:55 AM   #1879
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We just got off of the Wonder. They only allowed 2 items per stateroom to be signed- so I left 2 pillowcases .. I took our photo mat to the characters and got my own signatures. It worked out great. Also our drinks (we had ones with alcohol in them) weren't free at the sailaway party You will have a wonderful time!! If you take bottles of wine, remember to take a corkscrew. We forgot ours
May I ask how many children you travelled with in your stateroom? I was told they would sign a pillowcase for each of my three children.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:07 PM   #1880
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FWIW I'm only sitting 2 tables away from the bell box crewmembers, I could ask them about tipping if you like


*nevermind I just did anyway. From the horse's mouth re: room service:
"When we receive any tips in cash we can keep it and not have to declare the total to anyone. The slips are collected and divided among the entire bell box department. It takes a while 1-2 weeks for these tips to show up on the paycheck and you can never really know how much you got. We are never supposed to just tell the guests to give us cash."
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:34 PM   #1881
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.... I just did anyway. From the horse's mouth re: room service ....
Well there you go.

Thanks so much for settling this. My small brain can now relax.



On another subject; Does DCL know you are sharing policies, procedures, and incredible helpful information? Are they watching/reading your posts? Did you have to get permission?
Of course I somewhat recall some discussion on this earlier.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #1882
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FWIW I'm only sitting 2 tables away from the bell box crewmembers, I could ask them about tipping if you like *nevermind I just did anyway. From the horse's mouth re: room service: "When we receive any tips in cash we can keep it and not have to declare the total to anyone. The slips are collected and divided among the entire bell box department. It takes a while 1-2 weeks for these tips to show up on the paycheck and you can never really know how much you got. We are never supposed to just tell the guests to give us cash."
Thank you! Great to know! I will make sure to do cash!
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:21 PM   #1883
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I don't know how much room service we will be doing with a four night cruise and all the food options but I agree, I will bring some singles for this purpose, seems like a long time to have to wait for their tips.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:13 PM   #1884
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Hmm, I don't know how I feel about the tip sharing policy. I received excellent service from the phone operator who took my room service order. She was very helpful in explaining the stuff on the menu so I guess I don't mind if she got part of the tip. I also loved how they would call in the mornings before bringing up the breakfast. It gave me time to put something on without having to rush around worrying about the poor person holding a heavy tray outside my door. I wonder if it would be too weird to just split the tip between cash for the person who brings the food and then adding a little something on the receipt to be split between those behind the scenes.
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Old 01-10-2014, 02:25 PM   #1885
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.... split the tip between cash for the person who brings the food and then adding a little something on the receipt to be split between those behind the scenes.
That's very thoughtful, and sounds very equitable.

But a tad more time consuming. Seconds count aboard. Especially at $2.67/sec.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:38 PM   #1886
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Well there you go.

Thanks so much for settling this. My small brain can now relax.



On another subject; Does DCL know you are sharing policies, procedures, and incredible helpful information? Are they watching/reading your posts? Did you have to get permission?
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Yeah, my managers have been pretty clear that anything within the ordinary realm of information that we'd be able to say to guests if asked is fair to be open and honest about.

It's a lot of confidential things like security codes, safety alerts, onboard numbers, crew procedures that aren't meant to be public, pretty much anything with actual numbers and figures that can be abused in the wrong hands can't be shared! So for example I can't go in the computers here and list down the policies and contingency plans in the Cruise Director's file, or go into the backstage areas and take photos of schematics and things!


*Where I might be in trouble is Character Integrity so I've been tiptoeing and deliberate in using non magic-killing speak what talking expressly about the characters because I don't want my roommate in trouble either! *
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Old 01-10-2014, 05:28 PM   #1887
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Ok in 13 cruises with DCL and a ton of room service orders I have never seen a Slip.

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Old 01-10-2014, 05:39 PM   #1888
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Ok in 13 cruises with DCL and a ton of room service orders I have never seen a Slip.

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I have never seen a slip either, although I have only done 4 cruises. Maybe nobody gets a slip the first order, and slips are brought to those who did not tip in cash the first time?

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Old 01-10-2014, 06:20 PM   #1889
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Ok in 13 cruises with DCL and a ton of room service orders I have never seen a Slip.
Like I said .... few report the slip offer option.

I wonder how the phone operator(s)/RS staff feel about this.
Does the delivery CM report that the pax didn't tip.

Hey, we found more folks to acknowledge.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:26 PM   #1890
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We always saw a slip, but decided to tip cash last cruise. Had no idea about the difference until I read here.
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