As noted, tip as you deem the service worthy of.If you plan to tip above the daily tip amounts, how do you decide how much? Is there a guideline somewhere?
If you really want to know, you will have to ask them directory as this answer is different for each giver and receiver, but they will be too polite to give you an honest answer.I've always wished for a guideline also. We have always added above the standard tip because we get what we feel is great service, but it would be nice to know if the amount we give is considered "good". The longer then cruise the more we tip extra too. If you have us for 7 days vs 13 days you've worked harder for us so you should get more.
This just shocked me! Sure other countries don't tip, but you learn and do what the country you are headed to does..... I guess a cruise ship is in the ocean soo... but still. I am just floored.On my last TA cruise I saw a lot of people lined up to have tips removed. Some said they “preferred to pay cash only” I think. I spoke with the person at the desk who said many do ask to have them removed and really don’t tip at all after that.
They did, but people can still go and remove them.If I remember correctly, DCL started charging the standard tips to the cruisers' accounts automatically after some of their European cruises and the cruisers' were not tipping. My understanding is that Europeans don't tip.
Only when all guests stop paying standard and additional tips, the industry will have to change.Frankly the issue could be solved by cruiselines paying their staff more and not relying on tips or daily service charges to supplement their income. But the industry is unlikely to change, I guess.