- Oct 7, 2013
Yes. totally agree.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. She also added that in some cases it is cultural for those who come from countries where tipping is not the norm. The people I saw were definitely from good old North America I think. I wish Disney would just charge the extra up front instead of calling it a tip if this goes to pay a large portion of people’s salaries. Calling them tips leave it open to interpretation.
One of my biggest pet peeves from fellow cruisers - those who weasel out of paying tips by claiming they want to pay cash.
And they exist as I've heard directly from one room host and one server that they've encountered some people that actually fight to have tips removed from their accounts and end up not paying any at all.
It drives me so mad that people like this exist in the world but then I think that there are worse things to be mad about..
But DCL is partly to blame for this - even more so than the cheapskates.
As you say, just charge more and put the extra $ towards increasing the employees' salary. I'll be more than happy to pay the $300-500 or whatever it is, knowing it'll go to increase their wages. And then if I really like their service I'll add more in cash or thru my account.
I don't know what upsets me more: the cruise-and-dash'ers or DCL itself for not including the tips on the original price of the cruise.