The Mommy Fairy
- Mar 5, 2018
Okay, that means our family of 5 is tipping the main waiter $22.50 a night and the assistant $17.50 a night. That actually sounds about right compared to land tips st dinner, except that they also work breakfast and lunch too. I was thinking of giving $40 extra at the end of the 7 day cruise but that is only around $1 more dollar per person per day so I think I need to step up my tipping estimate.On DCL, the amount designated to your servers goes directly, and only, to each individual. That's $4.50 per guest per night to your dining room server, $3.50 to your assistant server, and $1.00 to your head server. They do not share with the kitchen staff.
Each service team (server/assistant server) typically handles a 4 top, a 6 top, and an 8 top at each dinner seating. This can vary a little, depending on whether larger groups want table together.
A head server is in charge of 1/3 of the dining room. I don't know the specific number of guests that will be under that umbrella.
Relatedly, do folks know if when you add tip to the drinks bill in the MDR is that shared between your main and assistant or does it just go to the assistant since they being the drinks?