Originally Posted by Mike M
Having said all that I will say that I will give a room service waiter a couple of bucks if they lug a tray from the dining room, up a few decks, down a long corridor and deliver it to my door. I will also give a room steward extra if they do something, I request, that is outside the normal scope of their duties.
That is how I view it too - an analogy - if a Taxi driver delivers all my packages to my front door w/o me having to carry them all - I tip them extra.
The room service waiter delivering my breakfast to my cabin in the moring saves me so much hassle - so I tip them extra too.