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Old July 16th, 2002, 08:23 PM
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How much are you expected to tip the people at the cruise port who take your luggage? Do you have to use the people at the port or can you give your luggage directly to the cruiseline?
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Old July 16th, 2002, 10:45 PM
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You turn your luggage over to the longshoreman.. tip about $1 per bag for handling. They'll remind you <G>

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Old July 16th, 2002, 11:06 PM
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On Carnival to Alaska, they took our luggage directly from the plane and we didn't see it until we got into our cabin. On the return, they took it directly to a staging/holding area in the airport and you just walked in and tried to find it.

We never had to tip the baggage people, because we never saw them!

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Old July 17th, 2002, 11:25 AM
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I always check our garment bags and the suitcase.

A lot of people do roll-on some suitcases (oh and of course a tote). I just don't like to hassle with hauling stuff around.

I tip $2 a bag, because it's a feeding frenzy sometimes to get a porter in LA. I've also found that if I have the money in my hand and visible, the porters are always happy to grab my bags right away. :-)

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