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Old April 4th, 2001, 03:20 PM
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April 3 Frommer's Newsletter has long article on dining and tipping. Has a couple very interesting letters re "Ren" tipping. On our Princess and Ren cruises we plan to go immediately to the office and change the dining room tip to what we usually give. Will tip cabin steward separate.

We always tip extra if the dining room staff and cabin steward have been attentive and gave better than average service.
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Old April 4th, 2001, 11:35 PM
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Hi Emma...

Is there a location on the Internet with that Frommer's Newsletter? I would certainly like to read that article. I have been in some discussions on these boards and others as well as directly with Princess concerning their change in policy to automatic tipping. I will stop directly at the Purser's Desk upon boarding the Grand Princess to cancel my auto-tipping. My wife and I have elected traditional dining and prefer to tip directly to our servers rather than pooling our funds. To me, Princess is making something impersonal out of an action that should be very personal.

I understand WHY Princess is doing this... I just disagree with their methodology.

Bob "MacTarheel"
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Old April 5th, 2001, 09:02 AM
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Hi Emma...

Thank you very much for sending me the link to the Frommer's Newletter. There are some interesting letters to the editor on this subject both pro and con.

For anyone interested, here's the link:
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I hope this works okay. If not, e-mail me and I'll send the link via e-mail.

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Old April 5th, 2001, 09:19 AM
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oops... that didn't work, does anyone have a very large cyber-eraser. <he,he,he>

Okay... let's try this...

<http://www.frommers.com/newsletters/03-21-01/article5.html>

Bob "MacTarheel"

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Old April 5th, 2001, 09:51 AM
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Default Re: Automatic Tipping oops again

Darn... I don't know what I did wrong... But, I think this is finally it!

<http://www.frommers.com/newsletters/04-04-01/article5.html>

This should be the correct link to Frommer's Newsletter "Letters to the Editor: Cruising and Tipping" from April 4, 2001.

If this ain't it folks... I give up.

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