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Old March 29th, 2004, 08:51 PM
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We are sailing in a suite on the Mercury this Dec. We need to know what the accepted tip for our butler would be and do we still have a regular room steward?
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Old March 30th, 2004, 03:59 PM
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According to the Celebrity Cruise guidelines - It is recommended that you tip the butler $3.50 per person/per day.

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Old April 19th, 2004, 12:34 PM
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Cruiseguy... you will have a room steward/ess AND and an assistant steward/ess along with the butler. Think of it this way, the butler is there to take care of you. The other two are there to take care of your suite.

In the past we have brought "real" thank you cards for tipping the cabin staff because we felt the standard envelopes a bit impersonal. We put their tips (along with a small gift, like boxed chocolates) out the last night. You might not even see the assistant steward, so be sure to ask if there is one and what his/her name is... that way you can leave something specifically for that person. If you don't, I believe the cabin steward gives a portion of his/her tip to the assistant.

Have a great time... love the Mercury!
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Old April 21st, 2004, 12:18 AM
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Maine Cruiser, thanks for the info.
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