Originally Posted by Donna
I would give him some kind of tip during or at the end of the cruise if he is able to fill your request with the table for two. Although it doesn't hurt to do it up front if he's willing to help you.
What a nice thing to say. Yes I say, tip the maitre'd if you want to.
When the family and I go on a cruise, we normally have a table for five. Nanny joins us for most meals. I meet the Maitre'D upon boarding the ship, and we have lovely conversations. Memories of past cruise, memories of past passengers, and all that. nanny is a vegetarian, and the maitre D always looks after her requests. I always tip the head Waiter and the maitre D'. It does bring results. Tipping and being nice is always good. I remember on one particular cruise, nanny and the head Waiter really enjoyed each others company, and even had Lunch in port together one afternnoon. I was really happy for nanny. It was great that she met a new friend.