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Old 01-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #46
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There use to be a drop box for the form you filled out for tips before they were automatic. We would fill it out mid-cruise and receive the tickets in our room. Perhaps the TA's information is just outdated.
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I pay the tips when I book the cruise. I count on having amaing service since I always have. It was $144 for the three of us on a night cruise. When you break that down t the wait staff getting 8 dollars per day for serving three meals it does not seem like a lot. I fully intend to add to it. I am glad I get to pre-pay though so I will not have to weigh the choice of tipping versus the extra souvenier for myself! Just kidding I am a good tipper!
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #48
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Can you give your stateroom host or servers little extra daily tips? I've been considering it based on the "better you treat them the better they'll treat you" philosophy.
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Can you give your stateroom host or servers little extra daily tips? I've been considering it based on the "better you treat them the better they'll treat you" philosophy.
While you certainly can tip "as-you-go", tipping on cruises is typically done at the end of the cruise. I think you'll find that the service onboard DCL ships is excellent, no need to bribe anyone do do a better job.
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We find that tips on the ship are generally lower than what we would end up tipping at WDW for 3 meals per day, equal number of days. Your dining team gets $8 per guest per night ($1 head server, $3 assistant server, $4 server). We do a sit down meal at WDW for dinner, and the tip for that alone is more like $20 for the two of us.
This is so true! I was thinking on Saturday when we ate at the Crystal Palace how much a bargain the tips were on the cruise. There were 8 of us and all the server had to do was bring us drinks and take away the plates, no other service as they provide on the ship and our auto tip was over $27. And that was for lunch!
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Can you give your stateroom host or servers little extra daily tips? I've been considering it based on the "better you treat them the better they'll treat you" philosophy.
unlike at a hotel you will have the same sate room attendant everyday of your cruise.
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