I was wondering whether you are able to put cabin attendant tips on a credit card or must they be in cash. I don't want to have an "automatic tip" charged to my cabin but I would like to be able to charge it; minimizes the amount of cash I need to carry around.
I've heard this slows up the crew from getting their money though and that they are charged a bookkeeping fee for charged tips, so IF you can, pay in cash. If not, a charged tip is better than no tip. :o)
All the information regarding tipping comes with your cruise documents. Read the tipping guidelines and put cash in a separate envelope to "save" for the end of the cruise. The crew much appreciates the cash over the other means!
Thanks for your information on this matter. You raised a point that I did not consider. I was so concerned about my own convenience that I didn't take into account the needs of the hardworking staff that depend on tips for their livelihood. I'll plan ahead and be sure to reserve enough cash for tips. Thanks again.