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JOYCEV October 31st, 2009 08:32 PM

explain tipping on RCCI
 
wE HAVE ALWAYS CRUISED ON pRINCESS and they have a daily tip charged to your cruise card this money was shared by all the waiters stewards and support staff. Then we also gave cash tips to our personal waiters and steward We were generous $50 per week to the steward and $20 perweek to each of our waiters. Does RccI have something sinilar I do not understand this envelope process

Kamloops Cruiser October 31st, 2009 10:27 PM

[size=18]On our Mariner cruise there where 3 ways to pay . All still used the white
envelope

1 - Cash
2 - Prepaid - supplied a white slip to put envelope
3 - Daily - charged to room (same as pre paid) [ /size]

Mike M November 1st, 2009 08:21 AM

Re: explain tipping on RCCI
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JOYCEV
wE HAVE ALWAYS CRUISED ON pRINCESS and they have a daily tip charged to your cruise card this money was shared by all the waiters stewards and support staff. Then we also gave cash tips to our personal waiters and steward We were generous $50 per week to the steward and $20 perweek to each of our waiters. Does RccI have something sinilar I do not understand this envelope process

Royal Caribbean still does the traditional "envelope" system. However you can go to the purser's desk and request that your gratuities be charged to your onboard account. You will still receive envelopes on the last night but there will also be vouchers to insert into the envelopes. You can also add additional cash if you wish.

If you do not go to the purser's desk you will be expected to tip in cash. Remember to go to the purser's desk early in your cruise. There is a cutoff time that you can have the gratuities put on your account. I "believe" that it is two or three days into your cruise but I am not sure of the exact day.

Take care,
Mike

Kamloops Cruiser November 1st, 2009 09:09 AM

We we where on RCI in Jan 08 , you had to opt out in the first 48 hours.
Otherwise tips where automatically added to your account unless you pre paid them.

JOYCEV November 1st, 2009 06:05 PM

I must be dense but I still don't understand the envelope system, howdo you tip the support system ie. laydry, kitchen staff etc On Princess the daily automatic tip was divided among several levels The spa and the bar staff were not included and you were expected to tip there was a 15%surcharge on all drinks from the bar.

I am not saying this system is better,just that I understand it ,

where I am lost is this "envelope system".

Kamloops Cruiser November 1st, 2009 07:01 PM

The envelopes are for the room steward , waiter , asst waiter and maitre'de.
Anything not designated for the above is distributed directly.


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