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Old July 8th, 2004, 07:42 PM
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Default How many days?

If a cruise is a five day/four night cruise and the last "day" is nothing more than disembarking, is tipping calculated on four or five days? It doesn't seem right to expect tipping for the last day of the cruise.
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Old July 8th, 2004, 08:47 PM
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I would tip for 4 nights.


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Old July 8th, 2004, 09:20 PM
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I tip based on the number of nights. I'm sure others will give you their opinions though, but that is mine.
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Old July 9th, 2004, 06:33 AM
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I calculate it as $ times 4... if the service was very good, I'd add an extra "day" to it or round up to a whole number. For instance, if the steward gets $3.50/day that would be $14 for 4 days or $17.50 for 5. If he/she did lots of extras for us... room service, coffee, ice all the time, was fun/friendly... we'd probably give $20. If I didn't use the steward for any extras, I'd probably give $15.

Edited to include "PER PERSON." I travel with my mom and we each handle our own tips, that's why I was thinking "I" and calculating it for one person.

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Old July 9th, 2004, 08:21 PM
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I'll be tipping for 7 days.

My room steward will be turning down my bed (and making it up) for 7 nights. He'll be making those lovely towel animals for 7 nights. I'll be eating in the dining room for 7 nights (and many days). I'll be getting a bucket of ice for 7 nights.



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