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Old August 5th, 2002, 11:28 AM
aagglaser
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Default Tipping: $0.75 Alternate Dining Services Staff

Hey all,

I'm kind of confused with the variations between the
Carnival brochure vs. the Carnival web site regarding
their tipping guidelines.
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In the new Carnival brochure suggests the following
tipping guidelines:

Room Steward - $3.50 per guest per day
Dining Room Team Service - $5.50 per person per day
Alternate Dining Services Staff - $0.75 per person perday

Can anyone tell me what the alternate dining services
staff is? Are these the people that work in the new David's
Supper Club? Or could this be for the people who work in
the Lido Buffet. If this is for the Lido buffet, is this
something new for the people that work in the buffet area?
I seem to recall seeing the same people who worked in the
Dining room also in the Lido Buffet.
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If you go to the Carnival web site, this is the guidelines
they suggest for tipping.


Dining Room Waiter: $3.50 per person/per day
Dining Room Busboy: $2.00 per person/per day
Dining Room Maitre d': $0.35 per person/per day
Dining Room Head Waiter: $0.15 per person/per day
Room Steward: $3.50 per person/per day

Other personnel, such as Bar Waiters, Bellboys and Deck
Stewards maybe tipped as service is rendered. 15% of the
bill is automatically added to Sail & Sign beverage
purchases which you may adjust appropriate to the
service received. Gratuities can be prepaid to Carnival
at time of booking or anytime up to two weeks prior to
sailing. These guests will receive three gratuity
coupons per booking with their cruise documents: one for
the Dining Room Waiter; one for the Dining Room Busboy;
and one for the Room Steward.

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We are sailing on the Paradise in September, which is on the
auto tipping system, and are trying to figure out which way
we are tipping on, and what the $0.75 alternate dining services
team charge is?

Anyone that has some insight that could clear up our cunfusion,
would be greatly appreciated.

Talk Soon
George & Anne
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Old August 6th, 2002, 02:22 PM
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Default Re: Tipping: $0.75 Alternate Dining Services Staff

Basically this is the breakdown for the total charges if you opt for the auto-tipping option deducted from your sail & sign card. If you tip traditionally you are offered these guidelines altho I think you would have a hard time with the Alt Dining staff. These are the folks that work in the alt dining such as the lido, pizza, deli, etc. Yes many are also doubled up by your regular dining room waitstaff, but there are some that are just there only.
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Old August 6th, 2002, 03:38 PM
Krista
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Default Re: Tipping: $0.75 Alternate Dining Services Staff

Just got home yesterday from cruising on the Paradise. We had a wonderful time!! The .75 per day tip is for the staff in the buffet restaurant which is called the Paris Restaurant. If you ask me, they deserve even more! The mess they have to contend with is crazy. You can have them take all the gratuities off at the begining of the cruise and then you can tip whatever you feel is right. Have a great time!!aagglaser wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I'm kind of confused with the variations between the
> Carnival brochure vs. the Carnival web site regarding
> their tipping guidelines.
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
> In the new Carnival brochure suggests the following
> tipping guidelines:
>
> Room Steward - $3.50 per guest per day
> Dining Room Team Service - $5.50 per person per day
> Alternate Dining Services Staff - $0.75 per person perday
>
> Can anyone tell me what the alternate dining services
> staff is? Are these the people that work in the new David's
> Supper Club? Or could this be for the people who work in
> the Lido Buffet. If this is for the Lido buffet, is this
> something new for the people that work in the buffet area?
> I seem to recall seeing the same people who worked in the
> Dining room also in the Lido Buffet.
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
> If you go to the Carnival web site, this is the guidelines
> they suggest for tipping.
>
>
> Dining Room Waiter: $3.50 per person/per day
> Dining Room Busboy: $2.00 per person/per day
> Dining Room Maitre d': $0.35 per person/per day
> Dining Room Head Waiter: $0.15 per person/per day
> Room Steward: $3.50 per person/per day
>
> Other personnel, such as Bar Waiters, Bellboys and Deck
> Stewards maybe tipped as service is rendered. 15% of the
> bill is automatically added to Sail & Sign beverage
> purchases which you may adjust appropriate to the
> service received. Gratuities can be prepaid to Carnival
> at time of booking or anytime up to two weeks prior to
> sailing. These guests will receive three gratuity
> coupons per booking with their cruise documents: one for
> the Dining Room Waiter; one for the Dining Room Busboy;
> and one for the Room Steward.
>
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
> We are sailing on the Paradise in September, which is on the
> auto tipping system, and are trying to figure out which way
> we are tipping on, and what the $0.75 alternate dining
> services
> team charge is?
>
> Anyone that has some insight that could clear up our
> cunfusion,
> would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Talk Soon
> George & Anne
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Old August 6th, 2002, 10:51 PM
bill norton
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Default Re: Re: Tipping: $0.75 Alternate Dining Services Staff

Glad to see your going on the Pride. We are going on Oct. 12 ,2002. On our last cruises we played it by ear. Some gets more and some gets less. The person who takes care of your room is the one we give a little to at first and it seems all goes great. Ice. water hair dryer towles and whatever. Main dinning we only eat there a couple of time on short cruises and don,t over tip there. We play it by ear.
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