Tipping the concierge . . . the poll . . .

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by disneywonderfun, Aug 6, 2012.

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Overall, what do you consider should be done with the concierge tip envelope?

  1. Leave no tip regardless (are we not already paying for their services?)

  2. Leave $1-2 per person per day if you have only minimal requests

  3. Leave $3-4 per person if you have only minimal requests

  4. Leave $5-6 per person if you have only minimal requests

  5. Leave more than $6 per person if you have only minimal requests

  6. Leave $1-2 per person if you have many requests made of the concierge staff

  7. Leave $3-4 per person if you have many requests made of the concierge staf

  8. Leave $5-6 per person if you have many requests made of the concierge staf

  9. Leave more than $6 per person if you have many requests made of the concierge staf

  10. Leave set amount, i.e. $100 for 7 night cruise

  11. Leave set amount, i.e. $200 for 7 night cruise

  12. Leave set amount, i.e. $300 or more for 7 night cruise

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  1. disneywonderfun

    disneywonderfun DIS Veteran

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    Since it was asked, I am going to go ahead and make a poll about concierge tipping. Obviously, you can choose more than one selection. Sorry about the typos on "staff". Just meant to get a feel for the opinions out there.

    DWF

    P.S. The amounts for all the "per person" choices were also meant to include "per day"
     
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  3. PrincessShmoo

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    None of those options covers my opinion. I would tip at the time, when a service is supplied. Amount would depend on what I asked to be done, and if it was done quickly/well/grudgingly/several hours later/etc.

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  4. jrbdad

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    Thanks for pulling this together.
     
  5. disneywonderfun

    disneywonderfun DIS Veteran

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    I knew I would leave off a few possibilities simply due to the variety that exists. Thanks for the input!

    DWF
     
  6. Subi WRX

    Subi WRX Hangs with Jerry Springer thugs at Universal

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    Curious if you would do the same with your dining and stateroom host? Like them, the envelope for the concierge is given at the end of the cruise. If you tip as you go, would you just not give him an envelope at the end of the cruise?

    Interesting responses. You can see they run the gamut and everyone tips differently.
     
  7. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    there shouldn't be a tip envelope.

    Tips to concierge staff should be what you want to give if you think they deserve a tip.

    they shouldn't automatically get ANYTHING!

    they are a salaried position, unlike the room stewards and dining servers, who do not get any salary at all, and for whom the tips are their entire income.

    Concierge staff are salaried positions. The tips should be given for a job well done, not as a matter of course.

    This wasn't an option in your poll.
     
  8. Subi WRX

    Subi WRX Hangs with Jerry Springer thugs at Universal

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    Concierge DOESN'T automatically get anything. However, you DO get an envelope for tipping the concierge, whether you want it or not. So it is an option in the poll (first one: leave no tip regardless).

    DCL says tipping concierge is "at your discretion." Looks like people's "discretion" is all over the place.
     
  9. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    Okay, I thought Concierge employees were prohibited from taking tips.
     
  10. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    this used to be the case for disney resort concierge staff....i don't know if it's still true..

    i really really really really really really hate this whole tipping business...

    one of the reasons i love japan - no tipping and far better service than you ever get anywhere in the US where tipping reigns supreme...
     
  11. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    my answer is "none of the above"...not a set per person per day amount and not a set amount..

    you give what you feel like giving if you feel like giving..

    i know that on the wonder our concierge staff didn't deserve a penny......
     
  12. ludari

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    The first time I sailed on DCL I too felt what did this person do for me to deserve a tip, however since I was travelling solo the tip amount wasn't enough for me to get upset about. Since my first Disney cruise I have learned to asks for a service such as a particular entree that is not on the menu or a particular desert to be sent to my stateroom later so I don't feel like I am tipping for nothing.
     
  13. disneywonderfun

    disneywonderfun DIS Veteran

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    I know what you mean.

    DWF
     
  14. PrincessShmoo

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    Concierge (on DCL) used to be a non-tippable position. You can tip now.

    Since the dining room servers and room host are doing stuff automatically for me everyday throughout the cruise, we tip as suggested, and, many times, add additional.

    If I've already paid extra to be in concierge, I would only tip additional to the concierge staff if they do extra stuff for me, at the time the service is rendered.

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  15. CoolHandsGirl

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    Thanks for putting this poll together - I was happy to add my vote and get a feel for what others are doing. :thumbsup2
     
  16. AlexandNessa

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    Yes, me too !
     
  17. disneywonderfun

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    The early poll results seem interesting to me. We shall see if anything changes before the poll closes

    DWF
     
  18. PrincessShmoo

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    Still no option for me.

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  19. pdwimmer

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    We traveled concierge only once. We assumed tipping was discretionary so we did so VERY generously. Then we receive or bill. They already applied a tip without my knowledge. So next time, if I do travel concierge, they'll get a nice hand shake. (Example, asked to have a bottle of wine delivered. $45 for the wine and a $15 tip automatically included). I gave the concierge a $20 when they delivered to me. So now I know.
     
  20. bmer1rick

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    Was the tip for concierge? I have only seen automatic tips for the 4 service positions (head server, server, assistant server, host) When we sailed last month, concierge was not an automatic gratuity b/c they have no "recommended" amount..

    If you are talking about the tip for alcohol, that is automatic everywhere on DCL, but it is not 33%, it is 15% so it should have been about $6.75 for a $45 bottle of wine. Not sure if you were on the classic or new ships, but that is one of the reasons we prefer the new ship's concierge lounge with the free drink before dinner.. we would just get a nice glass of wine then.
     
  21. pdwimmer

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    Yes, Panos personally delivered the wine to us and it was a concierge tip. We also had a party in our room. There were 2 servers. We tipped them with cash before we left for the muster drill. Then got our bill and saw they already included the tip, without prior notice. So, just assume that Concierge tip is already included. I would just wait until the end of your cruise, decide how you much want to tip extra, and then do so. We were tipping with cash each time for the drinks at happy hour, request for delivery, etc. I didn't know they were keeping a tally and would charge to our account anyway at the end of the cruise. It was my fault for not looking into it further. It wasn't anything sneaky that Disney did. It was my failure to get all the facts. In any event, the concierge were great.
     

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