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Old September 22nd, 2001, 01:01 AM
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Can someone please tell me how many people on the cruise do you typically tip? In addition, what is a good average amount for each person. I'm heading out on the Inspiration with my wife and eleven-year old. Does each person we tip get multipled by 3 for the three of us.
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Old September 22nd, 2001, 08:47 AM
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Hi Gary,
Yes, you are correct, multiply the daily suggested tips by 3 for all of you. Basically you tip your waiter, assistant waiter and your cabin stewart. I believe the waiter and cabin stewart are about $3.50 PP per day and the assistant waiter is $2.00 PP per day. Best bet is to have it all figured out and put the cash aside, so you will be set and not have to run around and get change that day. You may also want to tip the head waiter if for some reason he does something special for you. Have a great cruise on Inspiration!

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Old September 22nd, 2001, 11:36 AM
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Hi, Gary ...

As usual, Donna has the good goods !!!

We usually tip the waiter and cabin steward $4-$5/day pp unless they do something remarkable. $3.50 seems to be the recommended minimum on some ships, $4 on others.

Also, keep in mind that if you use room service a small gratuity is appropriate. Take plenty of $1s.

The idea of putting the cash aside in advance is a good one. We always calculate our tips then start thinking about "walking around money".

Have a wonderful cruise !!!

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