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Old 01-20-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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pre-paid gratuities

We are going on our first cruise in 13 days! i read something on here about pre-paid gratuities. how does that work? We don't want to be stuck in line @ guest services on the last night of the cruise. how do we avoid this?
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:32 AM   #2
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Near the end of the cruise they just post the gratuities to your ship board account and give you pre printed voucher to put in the envelopes on the final night of your cruise! No worries it's hassle free!
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:34 AM   #3
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how do you check your state board account while onboard?
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:47 AM   #4
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You (or your TA) can call DCL now and "pre-pay" your gratuities -- generally the suggested amount of $12 per passenger per night. If you find that you wish to do more/less, you can stop by Guest Services at any point during the cruise and make an adjustment, or simply add cash with the coupon on the last night.

Or, this amount will automatically be charged to your shipboard account fairly early in your cruise. Again, you can stop by Guest Services to adjust up/down or add cash.

You can check your shipboard account at any time by stopping by Guest Services.

Enjoy your cruise!
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:58 AM   #5
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how do you check your state board account while onboard?
On the newer ships you can access from the tv in your room like a typical hotel.

As far as tips no need to stand in line if you are going to keep the standard, if you are going to make adjustments they will leave a form to fill out, either way on the last night they will drop off printed out vouchers you can hand out to cast members and receipts
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