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New Yorker December 9th, 2002 08:57 PM

Tipping for Paid Transportation
Hi cruisers,

I just returned from a carnival cruise. I paid for transportation from and to airport to ship port. On the voucher it was stated that "gratuity to driver included". However, once on the bus to the port and back to the airport, the driver without any shame stated he expected to be tipped....I found this in very bad taste.

Lady from New York

Kwaj girl December 10th, 2002 09:13 PM

Re: Tipping for Paid Transportation
Next time, use a colored highlighter pen over the words "Gratuity Included" and point this out to the driver as you hand him your voucher!

LisaK December 11th, 2002 01:52 PM

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he probably figured that you wouldn't read your voucher about the gratutity. Very rude indeed.

New Yorker December 28th, 2002 08:48 PM

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Thanks Ladies for your response. I will definitely do that if it happens again on my next cruise next month. I also thought of complaining to Carnival....If it does happen again, I will definitely do it. It is the rudeness that bothered me so much....

Solotravler February 27th, 2003 01:32 PM

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He can expect anything he wants. I think some people forget it's a gratuity not a requirement. I feel a gratutity is based on level of service not guilt or a demand.

Jamiegunter April 30th, 2003 06:37 PM

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Our driver told us that Carnival only gives the driver 50 cents per person. After he has put all of the heavy over packed bags in the bottom of the bus in the HOT Florida weather, I dont see anything wrong with a little extra. You are expected to give the porters a dollar a bag. I think the bus driver deserves that also.

cap'nkruzer May 1st, 2003 07:55 AM

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If they handle your luggage you might want to give something extra, but Just trying to get something extra......sorry Charlie!

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