HELP!! I'm confused.... Carnival does mandatory tipping of about $10 per person per day. Does this cover everyone? If not, who else do you have to tip? If that is everyone, then $10 per day sounds pretty reasonable to me. But, if you still have to tip 5-10 other people, then it's not so great. Can anyone clarify for me? Thanks.
That covers all the ship personel that you should come in contact with. Bar tabs add 15% so the bartenders are also covered. Anything extra is YOUR option. Cabs, bus, porters, tour guides, etc...are at your discretion also.
I've read thread after thread about auto tipping on last day tipping and who gets what and all about pooling tips.
My question is: I'll be on the Island Princess Aug 9 for 7 days and am using the Auto Tip system. It's our 20th Wedding Anniversary and I want a little extra from the Room Steward each day. If I tip him/her $20 or $30 the first day, will this money be pooled? I really want this money to stay with this person without getting him/her into trouble.
Alaska Bound, Why not be upfront with the steward, ask him if he'll get to keep it. Even if he says yes that he'll get to keep it, and he really doesn't you will still get that "extra" service. After all isn't that what you want? I would also check with the cruiseline and see if they have an Anniversary package that you could buy. Oh, by the way, Happy Anniversary. :-)
Costa Atlantica, 3/23/03
Jewel, 2/1/10, RCI cancelled our cruise, (insert sound of sobbing)