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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:16 AM
Bruce Chafkin1 Bruce Chafkin1 is offline
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Many find it hard to believe that the cruise line tipping scheme began in 1912 on a British Shipping Line - The White Star Line.
(Although it was American Banker J.P. Morgan who owned the line at the time.)

I guess some British Cruising Traditions are not as sacred as others.

I love it when cruisers claim that the tips are a scam to force the passengers to pay the wages for the crew.

So if the tips were not recommended/expected/required, do they think that somebody else would be paying the crew's wages???
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