I was wondering today if the people I would be tipping would appreciate the new "gold" $1 coins or if they'd prefer the regular paper dollars? I know everyone in my family likes to collect them, but I don't know if others would be as facinated.
I would also use the paper dollars. I have friends that work on ships and it's sometimes difficult to spend the dollar coins or the $2 bills in some ports. Even if the US dollar is accepted, some places won't take the coins or the $2 bills. Personally, we even had problems with the new $20 bills in Nassau in late October. The casino at Atlantis wouldn't take them.
Hi - you are obviously a big fan of cruising - I did it once on a small ship (Seawind line) and hated it - hopefully Serenade of the Seas will be better!
My question is - if we wish to have room service (breakfast especially!) on our balcony, do we tip the waiter who brings it on the spot as in hotels, or is this one you keep until the end of the cruise?
Also, do you know if the "suggested" figures for tipping are in $U.S or $C?
We sail on January 24 - coming up fast! Thanks for your help! VW