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Joecat890 March 30th, 2007 07:59 PM

gratuities
 
We are leaving 4/7/07 on the spirit :D and I was reading a post on these boards paying for things on the ship? that said "gratuities are $10 per person per day and 15% on beverages alcohol or any other drinks".Can anyone explain what the 15% charge is and is that included when you purchase soda cards :?: I knew about the per person per day charge I did not know or have not heard about this 15% charge and my T/A did not mention this.This is our first cruise so I hope I'm not being annoying with questions that may sound stupid to those of you who have been on a lot of cruises but as I said this is our first so we don't know anything about cruising We are learning as we go :oops: Any insight would be greatly appreciated...
Joecat890....

CA Cruiser March 30th, 2007 08:36 PM

There is a 15% tip charge add to all drinks ordered at any bar, show and even dinner. This includes bottled water, sodas, beer, wine and mixed drinks. Not sure if the tip is included in the price of the soda card or not. We always bring our own 12 pack of Pepsi and 6 pack of water. No stupid questions ever! Enjoy.

Joecat890 March 31st, 2007 12:55 AM

Thank you I will try to find out about the drink cards.

nmnita March 31st, 2007 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joecat890
Thank you I will try to find out about the drink cards.

The only stupid questions are the ones no one asks. I beleive the 15% is added when you purchase the card, but not being a soda drinker I can't swear to that. The 15% added to all drinks is just like in many bars and all resorts today. It is automatically added. There is a place on the receipt to add more if you like, but I don't think most people do. NMnita :-?

rinker250 April 1st, 2007 03:05 PM

nmnita,

I slipped a couple bucks onto each ticket....
Bartender noticed and made sure I was blind by the third Long Island Iced Tea! :D

Topspin April 1st, 2007 05:20 PM

Can anyone see after 3 Long Island Ice teas????? :shock:

rinker250 April 2nd, 2007 08:15 PM

Topspin,
LOL...I call it tipping for the next drink.
Always works for me.


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