Any advice re how much money to bring for porter tips and room service tips? Sailing Disney and I am set for main tips, but what about the smaller assistance areas? Any ideas? Do we need to tip porters upon departure too? Any advice on how much money to bring in general? Thanks!
the general rule for tipping porters is $2.00 per bag, this applies to the airport, and the cruise terminal arrival and departure. If you order a meal from room service i would tip the person who brings your meal a couple of dollars. Go with the cruise lines tipping guide as a general rule, and then if you come across someone who gives you exceptional service you can tip them accordingly.
I usually carry about $50 in singles and fives. and my husband also does. That way we have the smaller bills ready when we need them. I do believe in tipping well. i work in food service and know what it is to work for tips. that is what I call petty cash fund. Just there for the extras like tips. Happy cruising...... Char
Thanks - I actually have worked in the hospitality industry and believe in tipping well. Just wanted to be prepared. Was planning to bring at least $50 singles. I usually give $10 for 4 bags to the airport porters. Just wanted to get a handle on the cruise end. Thanks to both of you!
Wow it must cost you Americans a fortune in tips if you tip everybody who helps you. If you ever come to England you will save a lot of money. Most people will leave a tip at the end of an evening meal but only if you feel that the service has been adequate. It amazes me how countries have different customs.
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We tend to tip well, it seems to get you better service - especially the porters at the pier. We have always had our luggage delivered promptly to our room. Usually it is already there when we get there. I don't know if it is because we tip well, but I guess I am saying that it can't hurt! I have heard so many horror stories of people not having their luggage back until late the first night. Usually we give them $15+ depending on how many of us are in our party and how many rocks I decide to bring in my luggage that time!