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Old December 13th, 2002, 08:55 PM
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Default Another tipping ?

Okay, going on my first cruise next Sunday, just want to get this stuff straight, lol. I'm guessing that I'll be tipping...

bus driver (air to port, port to air/booked through RCI)
luggage handler at port
room steward
maitre'd
head waiter
waiter
bus boy

snorkel excursion (booked through RCI)
glass botum boat excursion (booked through RCI)
some other tour excursion (booked through RCI)

Can you tell me how much for each (per day per person) or for each person per excursion? Just copy & paste the list and put the $ amont next to them? I'm not including bar servers because I don't drink at all. I don't gamble, either. Also, am I forgetting anyone, lol?

Oh yeah, since it is Christmas cruise, I'm sure everyone will expect more. I'm planning to tip more, but I just want to know the standard, I'll add accordingly for better service and holiday.

Thanks!

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Old December 14th, 2002, 03:01 PM
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Hi Dana,
I usually start by using the guidelines in the brochure from RCCL to tip the staff onboard:

bus driver (air to port, port to air/booked through RCI) Depending on how much luggage, usually $2.00 per piece.
luggage handler at port, Same as bus driver, $2.00 per piece of luggage.
room steward, $3.50 perday, per person
maitre'd, If he actually does something for us, and comes around everynite, $10.00
head waiter, same as Maitre'd
waiter, $3.50 perday, per person
bus boy, $2.00 perday, per person

snorkel excursion (booked through RCI)
glass botum boat excursion (booked through RCI)
some other tour excursion (booked through RCI)

With the people running the excursions, usually a few dollars, sometimes the bus driver will narriate and crack jokes, another few dollars.

That should cover it, enjoy your cruise!


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