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Old January 19th, 2009, 11:03 AM
tennisbum tennisbum is offline
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With over 40 cruises thru the years beginning in Miami in the late 50,s I have seen many changes in the remuneration of those who serve you in both the the dining room and cabin service. I believe the change to automatic tipping was brought about because of the group who would "stiff"the poor waiter at the end of the cruise for no reason at all except for being a cheapscate. There are still those who will go to the front desk and remove at the conclusion of the cruise and I am sure they do the same thing at any restaurant at home.I can remember in years past wher there were some who would not show up on the last night to avoid handing the waiter his much deserved tip.My experience thru the years has been excellent service on all main cruise lines and of some better than others however never bad enough to remove the tip.Our watress on the Splendor last month was so efficient that we have requested her for our 49 day cruise at the end of this month on the same ship.
Carnival Splendor sailing Jan. 31 2009 All 3 legs 49 days
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