I have tipped 20 dollars every trip I have taken. I also give an extra 20 to my room steward, and my head waiter and the assistant waiter if I have one. The reason I tipped the Maitre' D is because I was under the impression that he is the one that is in charge of the skits we see after dinner, and making sure the dinning room and staff is up to par. If my memory serves me correctly, may of 2002 when I was on the Inspiration the "maitre d" was a woman. I bought the cookbook and had it signed by dinning staff and it says
Oger Bermudez Maitre D Honduras. So I guess the women are called the same.
Inspiration May 26, 2002
Holiday March 1, 2003 & August 21, 2003 & April 24, 2004
Sensation March 3, 2005