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Old May 8th, 2007, 01:35 PM
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I was just wondering what the customary tipping is. I know it is already added to the cost of the drinks and added to your account for room stewards,etc. But how much do you usually tip above and beyond for drinks, stewards, waiters, etc?
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Old May 8th, 2007, 01:46 PM
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I was just wondering what the customary tipping is. I know it is already added to the cost of the drinks and added to your account for room stewards,etc. But how much do you usually tip above and beyond for drinks, stewards, waiters, etc?
It all depends on the level of service you got. I never saw my room stewart the whole cruise, and my GF and I are very neat (a stewarts dream) so No extra there. If I was just passing a bar and got a drink, I wouldn't tip any extra.

I spent a lot of time during the day at one bar on the Lido deck, and the bartender there took care of a lot of people in my group. I would slip him some $$$ after a while, and he was worth it.

In the Jazz club there was a band we went and saw just about every night, and the Bartender there was outstanding, and I took care of him well also.

I worked for years in the foodservice industry so I am a very liberal tipper, and the level of service you receive when you get known as a good tipper will skyrocket.

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I attempted to tip in addition to the $10 per day which is added to my card and it simply caused confusion.
It would seem that this $70 added to the shipboard account makes EVERYBODY happy.
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We normally only tip the normal $10 a day per person. If someone went above and beyond we will tip more but the last few cruises the staff always seem wiped out and tired of there jobs.... With basic service I give basic tips...
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