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Old January 11th, 2003, 05:12 PM
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I have heard that Conquest from Carnival has auto-tipping. How does this work ? Do we still get envelopes and how do we decide how much over ( possibly )that we give to some?
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Old January 11th, 2003, 06:14 PM
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No, if you go ahead with the auto-tipping, the recommended amount will be be deducted from your CC acount at the end of the cruise. If for some reason you want to do it the traditional way, simply go to the purcers deck and have them removed and use the envelopes to tip in person. We've actually come to like the automatic tipping, less cash to bring, so give it some thought :-)

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Old January 12th, 2003, 11:58 AM
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ok....first time for everything. Maybe it would be nicer.
Where can I find out what the costs are ahead of time?
Some people and services we have always tipped more than recommended.
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Old January 12th, 2003, 01:18 PM
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The amount added to your sail and sign account for tips for a seven day cruise is $68.25 per person, that includes the tips for room steward ($3.50 per day), Dining room team ($5.50 per day), and Alternative dining room service ($0.75 per day). In addition there is a 15% charge added to your drink purchases. Tipping your Maite d' is at your dissscretion. Other personnel such as room service may be tipped as service is rendered. You can remove or adjust tips as you may see fit.
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Old January 12th, 2003, 01:34 PM
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Hello, Leaving on the Spirit on the 27th. Can you remove them for the week at the purses desk on day one or do you have to wait until the end? Also .75, is that charged daily if you don't use it? I kind of like doing mini payroll but thats me.
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Old January 12th, 2003, 03:56 PM
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Alternate dining room service refers to the buffet, pizzeria, grill, deli, etc. Are you saying that you do not intend on using those services. Also the alternate dining areas are serveced in most part by the formal dining room staff when not working in dining room. You must remember that these personal work about 14 to 16 hours a day.
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Old January 12th, 2003, 06:28 PM
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Thats my point, thier the same people so why should we tip them twice. We never use to have that in our guide lines before auto-tipping. Don't get me wrong I've been on ten Cruises and 95% of the time give more than the guide lines. They are just playing games with the numbers. I guess you didn't know the answers to my questions.
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Old January 12th, 2003, 09:36 PM
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You can remove or adjust tip at any time durning the cruise if you are so inclined, but I hardly think that $68.25 for a weeks worth of all the services you receive is in any way excessive.
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Old January 13th, 2003, 10:04 AM
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i think that auto-tipping has its ups and downs, what i like to do is use the auto-tipping but also let my cabin steward know that if i receive exceptional service that there will be an envelope for him/her at the end of the cruise, same for my wait team. The biggest downfall of auto-tipping-imho is that all tips are pooled and then dolled out according to senority so that means that the MaitreD will get more $$ than your asistant waiter - when its the assistant waiters who do all the work and bust their butts
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Old January 14th, 2003, 01:15 PM
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I think the auto-tipping would be a nice feature. I have seen times when people do not tip as they should and that's a shame. Where can you get 7 days of great restaurant service and your room made up all for under $70.
Think I would hate to work so hard for those kinds of tips........
thanks again for all the replies.
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