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Old July 4th, 2004, 02:48 PM
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I am travelling on the constellation and am wondering if you have to tip each time you use room srvice. Can anyone help?
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Old July 4th, 2004, 08:04 PM
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Yes, it is customary to tip a few dollars when room service delivers. We tipped $2 or $3 for breakfast or snacks, would probably tip a bit more for dinner.

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Old July 4th, 2004, 09:45 PM
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i agree with dorothy----if my cabin attendant delivers the meal i just remember to add it to his tip at the end of the cruise

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But the questions was, do you HAVE to. No, you don't.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 08:13 AM
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Thanks for your answers. In England people do not tip as often as you do in America, so it it not always clear when to tip.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 08:16 AM
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It is true: Tipping is discretionary, so if you receive bad service you can elect to give no tip whatsoever. Many things are optional aboardship, including tipping, the dress-code, waiting in queues, not trying to reserve chaise lounges, etc. The decision whether to comply or refuse to comply is up to each passenger.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 02:41 PM
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No you don't HAVE to tip room service. It is included with the cost of your cruise.
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Old July 5th, 2004, 02:51 PM
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Nope you don't HAVE to tip room serivice, but it is the "proper thing" to do, and it's only a buck or two so why not!?
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Old July 6th, 2004, 09:30 AM
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Tipping isn't included in the cost of a cruise.

If you decide to disregard the cruiselines stated policy that tipping is customary, then you have the option to do so, but tipping isn't "included" on the mass market lines.

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Old July 6th, 2004, 02:21 PM
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Room service IS included in the cost of a cruise. There is no policy which mandates tipping for room service. Sorry it is not my custom nor my practice.
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I didn't say "mandatory" - you did.

I said "customary" and it is.

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Old July 6th, 2004, 11:46 PM
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The question again was do you HAVE to tip room service. No you don't.
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True, sort-of, though, based on his later reply, it is evidently not what the original poster meant with his question, and folks should feel good about having provided a more complete answer than that one, which only addresses the question very narrowly.
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Old July 19th, 2004, 03:11 AM
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I think you should tip room service just like you would tip any food delivery service person.
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