> Has anyone ever tipped your waiter at the beginning of the
> cruise(second day) as opposed to at the end. I know this has
> obvious pros and cons ...but would appreciate your opinions.We
> are leaving on 9/2 W.Carribean.
Quite often (when I remember<G>) I'll slip the cabin attendant and waiter a portion of their tip early in the cruise, tell them I appreciate their great service and let them know there's more to come. Seems to work for me, but I suspect most of the time we'd get great service anyway.
I certainly don't like the idea of pre paid tips because as Ernie says.... tipping is for services rendered.