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Old March 22nd, 2004, 05:17 PM
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Is there any way to request paying for the tipping separate from the mandatory $9.95 per person/perday charge Carnival automatically charges your sign and sail card? My wife and I will be traveling on the Paradise for seven days with our 5 and 7 year old boys. The total charge for tips will amount to almost $280 ($40/day X 7). We don't tip the maids for hotel stays and we certainly wouldn't spend $1800+ for a week on dining out($1800+ X 15% tip = $280). Carnival says tipping is entirely up to the cruise passenger (according to their website), but putting this amount on your sign and sail card without asking leaves you no choice. I would like to pay for the tipping separately at the end of the cruise based on the service we receive. Any thoughts?
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