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Old November 13th, 2004, 10:29 PM
belgique belgique is offline
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Default Re: When/how to adjust tip? Does word go out if you tip pers

I had some of the above questions until I sailed on the Volendam 10/27. When my cabin steward first appeared and introduced himself, I asked him, "How do you like the new tipping policy?" He said it was fine - more people who work very hard finally get some rewards.

I told him I would keep the charge on my shipboard account and I did. I also tipped him extra as I travel alone and he's automatically losing the income from one other person in the cabin (although it's 1/2 the work).

I also gave my waiter, assistant waiter and a few favorite bartenders extra. It did cost me more in tips than I usually spend, but I looked at it this way - it was 10 days worth of gas for my car that I didn't use! Keep that in mind.......
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