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Old January 5th, 2002, 01:53 PM
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I would like to know what others think about the automatic tipping of the Matre D? We have been on 4 cruises and have never been in contact with him. That is our main concern about the new tipping policy. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Old January 6th, 2002, 07:37 PM
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Hi Bhw,
I usually would not tip the Matre D unless he did something for us besides a hello on the first and last night. I certainly don't mind tipping them for extra service, which I have sometimes have had, then a tip is in order. Even with the automatic tipping you can adjust the amounts or completely take them off and tip the old fashioned way if you prefer. The choice is still up to you, so if you feel he doesn't deserve a tip from you, just go down to the purcers office and have it removed or adjusted.

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Old January 6th, 2002, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for the advise. We feel a little more relaxed about the new tipping policy.
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Old January 13th, 2002, 10:46 AM
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On our Carnival Pride cruise, the automatic tipping DID NOT include the maitre d', and Carnival was tacky enough to put en envelope in the cabin with a little letter expaining that he wasn't included and to be sure not to forget him! Ha! He (Ken Bryne) didn't do anything for us, including not accomodating our request for second seating, even though we had requested it at the time of booking (and if you remember, we booked this special sailing of the Pride as soon as it was announced), and he sang loud, irritating songs during dinner as we were trying to converse with our tablemates! If the maitre d' gives you some special treatment or honors a special request, I do believe that you should tip him accordingly. But just to tip him for being there.........I don't think so.
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Old January 13th, 2002, 07:19 PM
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I agree with you!!! The Matre D has never done anything for us on any of the four cruise that we have been on. But they always have their had out with a big smile on the last night.
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Old February 24th, 2002, 07:07 PM
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Over 7 cruises we have only requested a special service from the maitre'D 1x - We were in our 30's and the other couple at the table was in their 80"s and he fell asleep at dinner 2 nites running. The only other "service" we have needed was to change our seating to our original request which has always been second, even when we traveled with kids. We live in the CST zone and that has always matched our standard 7-7:30 dinner time. For fixing the cruise lin's original error I don't think a tip is deserved.
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