i have a question about tipping on princess
i was wondering if princess is going to do what carinal cruises or royal caribbean is doing by allowing you to add your tips to the price of your cruise if you want to that way your tips will be paid for before you go on the cruise
to some it would be 1 thing they would have to worry about
but if they got extra service they can always give something extra if they wanted to
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08
We just got off the Caribbean Princess and they added the tips each day to our account. Nice cruise but we had to miss Princess Cays due to water conditions. Nice ship and good food but we were surprised you couldn't access your account or book excursions thru your cabin TV.
Teresa and Larry
#36-Carnival Splendor 9/16/12
7 night Mexican Riviera
#37-Allure of the Seas 11/11/12
7 night Eastern Caribbean
That would be a nice option! I like to pre-pay as much as I can. Hope they pick up the Idea. Maybe if some of us write to them?
Caribbean Princess Jan 07 2007
Sun Princess May 2006
Island Princess Mar-2005
Royal Caribbean Grander of the Sea 2000
Star Princess (Old)-1997
Tips should be based on the service provided and not just a standard add on, otherwise with the fares we pay these days the special service that a
nice tip would help promote will be lost to us all.. Thank goodness that the cruise line let you remove the standard amount and do your own thing if you feel that is a better way to go.
Agreed, been cruising since 1974 and always personally tipped those that made my experience.
In 2006, Princess presented me with "Auto Tipping" and I went to the desk and asked them to remove it from my account.
Auto tipping has I actually believe presented a degradation in personal service, it always does when you place all your employees "in a pot" and all share alike. What, you don’t agree, so as a person I am going to go that extra mile when I am guaranteed the money anyway?
Take auto tipping off you’re account, its killing personal service
Leave auto tipping on your account - it's much easier to have it charged to your sail and sign card PLUS - no matter how you tip, ALL tips are pooled. If they don't contribute extra monies to the pot, they get in trouble.
I cruise the Emerald Princess, Eastern Caribbean on April 16, 2012