I have been on a number of cruises, 11 to be exact, and have never had a meal in my cabin. My wife and I have always enjoyed the people we have had dinner with, and therefore had our dinner in the diningroom. We even enjoy eating breakfast (when we do) and lunch in the diningroom as well, as we tend to eat less and enjoy the company there also.
We are now going on a twenty-four day cruise, and know that we have to break up the routine some which we believe means having some breakfasts and dinners as well in our cabin. I would like to hear from a number of you what the tipping guideline should be. Do we need a big stack of $1.00's or $5.00's to hand out. It is a princess ship, so they will also add their $10.00 per person per day to our bill.
It is customary to tip the room service server for each delivery. For a simple tray of drinks and sandwiches $1-2 should suffice. For a full meal (if available for inroom service) then more would be in order. Perhaps $5. Of course this will be your call.
I usually tip $2/person, so if the two of us ordered room service I tipped $4. I wouldn't recommend room service for dinner (because you miss out on much better food) but I really enjoyed breakfast in bed on my sea days.
Location: Wisconsin....about 100 miles south of the Frozen Tundra and 70 miles east of Camp Randall
Re: ROOM SERVICE
There is no cost for a room service meal. The people who set up and deliver room service on Princess are not your room stewards or your regular wait staff. These are staff who are specifically assigned to room service and to the best of my knowledge are NOT included in the $10 per day auto tip. I always tip at least $1 - $2 for a snack or light breakfast....more for a full meal.
Crown Princess 1/18/14....the NEW Me, Myself and I cruise!