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Old November 21st, 2004, 11:32 AM
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If you cruised with Carnival in 2000, 2001 and/or 2002, please tell me:

(1) the name of the Carnival ship you cruised on,
(2) the month and year of the cruise, and
(3) whether or not tips were automatically added to you ship and sail account.

If you cruised on Carnival more than once in this time period, please tell me about each cruise you took. You can reply to this thread or can e-mail me directly at WML3@Cornell.edu.

Let me explain why I want this info. I am a professor at the Cornell Hotel School and I need this info for a research project I am working on. Specifically, I need to know the month and year that each of Carnival's ships moved from traditional tipping to automatic service charges (aka pre-paid tipping). Different ships made this move at different times between 2000 and 2002, but Carnival will not give me the exact dates for each of its ships. If enough of you answer my questions above, then I should be able to figure out when each ship made the move.

Also, if any of you know when traditional tipping was replaced with automatic service charges on one or more Carnival ships, please share your knowledge with me.

Thanks in advance for your help, Mike Lynn
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Old November 21st, 2004, 11:56 AM
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Inspiration- Sept. 2001 - Traditional tips
Conquest- August 2003- Automatic tips

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Old November 21st, 2004, 11:59 AM
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Holiday - March 2001 - traditional tipping

Ecstasy - October 2001 - traditional tipping

Spirit - October 2002 - auto tipping

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Old November 21st, 2004, 12:43 PM
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Inspiration March '02 Automatic

Paradise Oct. '02 Automatic
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Old November 21st, 2004, 01:09 PM
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sorry did not cruise any Carnivlal ships during that period but would be curious (if you can and understand if you would prefer not to)if you could share more about your research ? Is this a project for a class ? for a book ? a position paper ? Why Carnival vs other cruise lines

I'm from upstate New York and attended SUNY Cortland
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Old November 21st, 2004, 04:56 PM
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Imagination 1998- traditional and Victory 2002 - automatic tipping
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Old November 21st, 2004, 05:36 PM
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Carnival Fascination January 2002 and Paradise October 2002.
Tips were automatically added to the Sail and Sign card on both cruises.
I hope this helps.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 06:27 PM
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Victory 1/2002 traditional tipping
Conquest 1/2003 auto tipping
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Old November 21st, 2004, 07:07 PM
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I was on the Triumph in December 2001, there was auto tipping but you could have it adjusted. We had ours adjusted because we only used the dining room in the evening, then we tipped those that we wanted to get extra.

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Old November 21st, 2004, 07:27 PM
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Jubilee 2002 automatic
Victory 2003 automatic
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Old November 21st, 2004, 08:03 PM
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Just like Mojo2rusty We where on the Triumph ship Dec. 2001, and they automaticly added it, and yes you could adjust it if you would like.I hope this helps.
I sail the Miracle in 13 days.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 10:32 PM
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Fantasy 11/2000 traditional tipping
Paradise 9/2001 traditional tipping
Fantasy 10/2002 automatic tipping
Spirit 3/2003 automatic tipping

I'm curious about your rresearch as well? I can add this comment for what its worth. The service since automatic tipping started is not as good as before in my experience, although the service is still quite good.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 12:56 AM
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2000 Celebration.... traditional tipping
2002 Inspiration.....paid tips in advance with our cruise
2004 Pride......Paid in advance with our cruise

I do prefer to pay in advance. then i dont have anything to worry about all tips are covered. If we have exceptional service. I may tip extra avove and beyond out of pocket cash.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 05:03 AM
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We will not auto tip, what is the incentive to do a good job?
Do you go out to dinner and the 15% is added on automatically?(Only if it is a large group)
Do you stay at a hotel and they add on a tip for house keeping?
Do you get your car repaired and add a tip on for the mechanic?
And so on and so on........
We will not ever auto tip, we tell our cabin steward and waiter team we tip in person with CASH, they have told us on a couple of occasions they prefer it this way as they are not told by the company how much was left by each individual, makes me wonder?? Did I give the recommended amount only to have the cruise line take out a handling fee???
Triumph Dec 11 2004 here we come
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Dec, 2001--Sensation--Treditional
Dec, 2002--Triumph--Automatic
Dec, 2003--Victory--Automatic
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Feb, 2000 - Imagination - Traditional
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 01:32 PM
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Elation, Nov. 2002 - traditional

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Old November 22nd, 2004, 02:56 PM
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For those of you who have answered the questions I asked at the statrt of this thread, THANK YOU. If you have not yet answered them, please do so. -Mike
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 03:01 PM
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I am doing several studies look ing that the effects of different tipping policies on service levels in the cruise industry. This info will be used in one of the studies. I already have several hundred dated ratings of Carnival ships. If I can learn when each ship changed its tipping policy, I can compare the ratings under traditional tipping with the ratings under automatic tipping. The reason this particular study is focusing on carnival is that it is the only cruise line for which I have many ratings during a time period when the tipping policy was changing. Some of my other studies will be broader in their focus. - Mike
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Imagination 2000 - Traditional
Truimph- 2003 Automatic
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 06:26 PM
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thanks for your response regarding more information about your study..sounds very interesting and you could do a control study comparing "all inclusive " cruises vs cruises with tipping policies both voluntary and "involuntary"

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Victory Dec 2001-Jan-2002 (New Years Cruise) Traditional tipping
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Imagination April 2001 : Traditional
Holiday June 2004 : Automatic

Service was good on both ships.
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Carnival spirit March 2002 - Auto tipping

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We were on the Paradise in January of 2001 and supposedly it was the first week of Automatic tipping. (Sail was week of January 21)

Destiny in 2003 was automatic.

I prefer Automatic since it goes on my Credit Card and I get Frequent Flyer Miles.!
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December 2001 Jubilee out of Tampa - Traditional
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Old November 27th, 2004, 03:56 PM
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I sailed the Pride in April 02 and they had automatic tipping.
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Paradise...March 2004 automatic
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