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Old January 12th, 2004, 07:23 PM
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My fiance' and I are fortunate to be taking our very first cruise on Radisson Seven Seas in April. My question falls within the "tipping" forum in that we want to make sure we understand exactly what "gratuities included" means.

When tips are included in the fare, is it still customary to slip extra cash to individuals for exceptional service? We have encountered some businesses where tipping is not allowed and employees may not take tips under any circumstances. We do not want to put a cruise employee on our ship in an uncomfortable position by offering something they cannot accept because of policy. In the same vein, we do not want to neglect an understood practice out of ignorance.

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Old January 30th, 2004, 08:36 PM
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Trust me, no employee on a cruise ship (other than the Captain, physician and R.N.) will refuse your tip! I would not tip additionally on an all inclusive cruise line, but many people do. It is at your discretion!

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Old February 1st, 2004, 07:37 PM
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Thanks, Carol!


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