Thread: Porter Tipping?
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: Porter Tipping?

Originally Posted by Mike M
Originally Posted by brewtown
I will preface by saying I always tip for good service and have prepaid tips on cruises several times.

I always have an issue as soon as you get to port. Is is necessary to tip the porter as they simply put your luggage on a cart? I have heard that if you don't they throw your luggage around,etc. Or the luggage won't get to your room,etc.

But I did hear that they were also paid very well on a salary and their wages were not tip reliant.

What are the thoughts on this.
You are basically correct. Most of the porters are longshoremen making a few extra bucks. Longshoremen probably make more than most people taking the cruise.

Even with that I still give $1-$2 per bag. I never want to "irritate" a longshoremen.

Take care,
Thanks Mike,you reiterated what I feel and I do the same thing...give a buck or 2 per bag. Just feels like extortion when I do it...but wouldn't want a bottle broke!lol
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