Experienced cruise tippers, did I mess up?

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  1. abitjaded

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    We had the best serving team on our cruise. We charged the standard tips, then added additional cash to the envelopes, less additional tip for the assistant. But now, I am having second thoughts. We had ordered the Premium wine package and an additional drink or two at each meal. If I add in the tips from the alcohol service, than our assistant server got a heck of a bigger tip than our main server. Is this a real no-no? The main server was the major "perk" that made this such a great team. She even showed up from across the room at breakfasts and lunches to do little extra things for us, so I wanted to recognize her for that.

    Carla
     
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  3. alexandrew

    alexandrew <font color=purple>Keep posting, you'll catch up!<

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    I always thought the server team shared the beverage gratuities...
     
  4. RellingTwin

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    That was my understanding also.Not sure if it is 50/50, but I remember this question before, and the answer was they share bev tips.
     
  5. Lloyd Dobler

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    My understanding is that the "auto-gratuity" which is added to any drink is divided amongst all of the bartenders and servers, some 50-odd people probably. Anything you add on top of that goes directly to the person who served it to you.
     
  6. kcashner

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    I had the same understanding as Lloyd--that the standard 15% added to alcohol charges automatically is divided among the bar staff.

    Your server/asst. got whatever you charged plus whatever cash you placed in their envelopes...and perhaps a share of the alcohol tips.
     

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