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Old January 27th, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Default has anybody ever put there tips with your cruise

we are thinking of putting the tips with our cruise
because than we know they are paid for
that would be 1 less thing we have to worried about
because we would know the tips are pd for and than if we wanted to we can always give extra money to the people who took care of our cabin etc
has anybody done this
i was just wondering why other cruise lines don`t do it this way
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Old January 27th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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Heck yeah! That's the only was to go... I love already having it already covered. I can always add extra if I need to, but this way, just in case I overspend my budget, I don't have to feel guilty about not tipping...
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Old January 28th, 2009, 08:42 AM
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We always include the tips with the cruise. It has always been hassle free and we know it is taken care of. This way we don't have to put extra money aside. Definitely consider it.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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We always prepay our tips.

We consider it just part of the cost of cruising....and like everything to be paid at one time.

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Old January 28th, 2009, 11:37 AM
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me? never... I wouldnt consider paying something up front when I can use the money at home. Yes, you have to pay it at the end along with all other expenses but I wont give any cruise line anything more up front than I have to.. its my money at this point not theirs...
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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:01 AM
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I prefer to prepay. I want as much paid for in advance as possible!
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Old January 29th, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Haven't prepaid yet - don't plan to. Why give the cruise line my money any earlier than I have to? We have always tipped at least in full, but have the sign & sail on a credit card so don't have to worry about settling up at the end of the crusie.

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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:08 PM
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Does Carnival NO LONGER add tips on to your account as they have in the past ? Our last cruises were always so much per day per passenger already on our account when we boarded.....has that changed?
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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:24 PM
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No, Joie,
That hasn't changed. WHat they are discussing is paying for the tips before you ever get on the ship, usually at the time that you book your cruise. Travel agents and cruise lines love this, as they get to use your money until after the cruise, when they divvy it out to the staff. Also, the last time my TA asked me if I wanted to do it, the amount was more than the standard $10/day per passenger.
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