Experienced cruise tippers, did I mess up?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by abitjaded, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. abitjaded

    abitjaded <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/silver.jpg

    Mar 12, 2002
    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.

  2. alexandrew

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

    Oct 2, 2001
    I always thought the server team shared the beverage gratuities...
  3. RellingTwin

    RellingTwin DIS Veteran

    Nov 8, 2000
    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.
  4. Lloyd Dobler

    Lloyd Dobler Hey my brother, can I borrow a copy of your "Hey S

    May 21, 2003
    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.
  5. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    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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