View Single Post
  #14 (permalink)  
Old April 30th, 2009, 12:53 PM
DougR.'s Avatar
DougR. DougR. is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Erial, New Jersey
Posts: 3,310

Originally Posted by BMJJR
After 4 Royal Caribbean cruises we decided to give Princess a try. We were on the Caribbean Princess April 5-12, 2009 and had the same impression for a majority of the staff (but not all).
I have a theory why.......gratuities are added automatically and there is not a user friendly process to add more.
With Royal Caribbean.....when your grat is added automatically they still give you an envelope you can present to staff.
On Princess I felt like the staff knew they had your gratuity.....knew they weren't getting any extra.....and behaved accordingly. Disappointing.
Errrrrr, you use the same user-Friendly way to add additional money as on Royal, you hand them the extra tip in person!

Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004
Reply With Quote