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Old June 24th, 2006, 11:50 AM
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Okay I'll be on a Carnival boat. They say tips are $10 per person per day. So is that person me or per person who serves me? I'm just trying to budget for it...It's a 10 day cruise, so am I looking at $100 or a lot more? Not including of course the other people I have to tip like roomservice and baggage handlers...
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$10 per day FOR YOU, covers all those serving you both in the dining room and cabin.

As u say a few dollars for room service or baggage handlers.
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Carnival also has the automatic tipping, so that $10.00 a day for you will end up on your sign/sail card and be charged to the credit card you gave them when you first boarded, so no need to bring an extra $100 in cash.
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It can seem overhwhelming, but it is really quite simple.
The $10.00 per person per day is the minimum amount suggested - this covers your room steward and your waitstaff in the dining room. You can do the automatic tipping and it will be charged to your ship board account.
Tips are automatically added to your bar bill - don't have to think about that.
If you order from room service depending upon what you order you should tip your server a couple of bucks.
Tip the baggage handlers at the pier $2 per bag for an average sized piece of luggage, $5 for a big ole piece of luggage
If you use the salon or spa, tipping is extra
You may tip your room steward or dining room waitstaff extra in cash at the end of the cruise if you feel that they went above and beyond what is expected of them
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Old June 27th, 2006, 01:01 AM
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