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Old February 16th, 2003, 01:27 PM
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Default first time cruising need help with tipping

We will be going on a three day cruise on the fantasy. I'm confused about tipping. There are 3 of us going, so $9.75 a person per day, is that right? So roughly $30.00 a day for three people, or $90.00 total for the 3 days. Does this include everbody's tipping? Thanks Diana
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Old February 16th, 2003, 02:12 PM
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That pretty much covers it Diana. You of course can adjust it up or down or even remove it from the automatic deduction from your sail and sign and tip in person the traditional way and adjust the amount up or down individually.
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The auto tipping is for the cabin steward, busboy and waiter. If you want to tip the head waiter and/or maitre'd, you would do that seperately. They will provide you with envelopes. Like Jim said you can adjust the amounts on auto tip up or down.

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Old February 16th, 2003, 06:00 PM
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i had ask for al my tips to be put into the price of the cruise was that a smart move or what Destiny 9/14/03 any one else going
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You can go to the following web site and get the tipping for each of the cruise lines:
http://members.aol.com/CruiseTip/

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You're figures are about right. Bring some extra cash to tip room service deliveries as they happen, porters with your bags (if you arrive via airplane, bus, van) and if you have children and will be using the kids programs, remember to tip the counselors, too. Also, if you take any shore excursions, you may want to tip the drivers/operators/captains of the excursion you are on.



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What is the usual tip for shore excursions, half day versus full day?
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It depends on what the excursion was. For instance, in St. Thomas we took a taxi from our ship to Magen's Bay (less than a 30 minute drive) so we tipped the driver $1 per person (there were four of us). On a 4 hour catamaran rum punch adventure we would tip $10-20, depending on the level of service we received. If the crew of the vessel worked extra hard to show us a great time, we would tip accordingly.

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