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Old September 8th, 2003, 03:35 PM
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Default Ackkkkk....I'm so confused, HELP!

Okay...I'm so totally confused about the tipping procedure ......which I have to admit it isn't hard to do today *giggle*. Please excuse my ignorance in advance...but I'd love to hear everyone's "best and easiest ways" you prefer to handle tipping....w/no stress.

Pros's & Con's to opting out of the auto-tipping in which I've read you have to ask for towars the end of the cruise....versus...tipping envelopes? How would your room steward know to leave envelopes or not??

Any advice, tips, pro's and con's etc. in laymens terms would be greatly appreciated! Somebody draw me a picture, hee hee!

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Old September 8th, 2003, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Ackkkkk....I'm so confused, HELP!

Hi Tams,
I've only had the automatic tipping while on a Princess cruise and at first I wasn't sure if I'd like that, but I really did. I didn't have to worry about bringing along all that extra cash to hand out the last nite of the cruise, it was all done for me, no hassles and If I wanted to adjust them I could, so I go for the automatic tipping just for convience.

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Old September 8th, 2003, 10:02 PM
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Thank you for your response.

We're first time cruisers and enjoy tipping. We'll be with the Carnival, Celebrity ship...from Galveston...just a short 4-day'er to Cozy and back. With the "auto tip" procedure....what would be your're best "ballpark" guessimate for both me and my Hubs??

Again...I'm not sure why this seems to be so confusing to me but it is??? *giggle* We want to tip our fare share but without allot of fuss, but at the same time make sure everyone's covered ! AGain...I'm just lost and or brain dead at this point, *giggle*

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Old September 9th, 2003, 10:39 AM
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Hi Tam,
You'd figure $3.50 per day for both waiter and cabin attendant, so thats $7.00 times 2 for 4 days equals $28. Then there is the asst. waiter at $2.00 per day, per person, so thats $16. You may or may not tip the head waiter a few bucks if they do something for you, so you're looking at $42 without the head waiter or Matre'd. Also remember every time you order a drink, they will automatically at a 15% tip to that.

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