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Old December 5th, 2007, 05:44 AM
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Default Hi Alll, i am just a crew member

In january 2008, i will join azamara cruises, (to work), as a waiter.... have you eany iddea how is the crew there, and if thei complain about the money or work? thei charge you automaticaly money for the dining room ? I have been working for princess for 4 years and there most of the pasangers cancel the tip, for no reason..... cip people
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Old December 6th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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I think there is a small crew there.
With the wait staff working multiple venues - which you may already be used to.

As for pay - I think you may mean tip. Yes they can do this in advance on a ship account or pay at the end of the trip.

I do think there may not be enough crew to go around and you may have to go through a contract to get to work in one of the specialty resturants.

No reason to cancel tip if service is good. Keep smiling - learn to communicate well in English.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: Hi Alll, i am just a crew member

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In january 2008, i will join azamara cruises, (to work), as a waiter.... have you eany iddea how is the crew there, and if thei complain about the money or work? thei charge you automaticaly money for the dining room ? I have been working for princess for 4 years and there most of the pasangers cancel the tip, for no reason..... cip people
It is unfortunate that some passengers feel the need to stiff the waitstaff
some feel if they do not eat in the dining room they do not need to tip.

Just do your best & smile
You may want to read some of the topics in

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That;s right, we have a "crewmembers" message board here:

http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=36
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Well, I wish you luck on your new position with Celebrity - personally, the
staff especially in the main dining room on the Summit was Outstanding
and we even increased the suggested tipping guide. However, Princess
was a different story for us - the entire experience with the staff from
the officers on down to purser's and below (except our cabin attendant)
was NOT pleasant (and we are not "complainers", as a rule). Didn't like
the indifferent attitudes on the ship and the overall atmosphere was
extremely "subdued" compared to Costa the year before and Celebrity
Summit last Jan.2007. I think if you have a smile on your face and a pleasant attitude - you will do fine. Of course, long hours of work but
most of the wait staff on the Summit had been there for years and had
plans on renewing their contracts in the summer.
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????????? Could you explain, please ?????
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I am sorry to hear people stiff the help. I for one like the automatic tipping and add extra for room and wait staff. So far I have never felt the waiter did not deserve extra. Good luck with you next assignment. Mike
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Old December 8th, 2009, 07:00 PM
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Majority of the cruises now automatically charge per day tips from the passengers onboard account (10.00 per day for Carnival for example) so the crew gets there pay by end of cruise. When I first started cruising back in 98 everybody payed in evelopes at end of cruise which explained why most didnt go to the last dinner in dining room.
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