I have read everything in the Roycal Carribean Cruise Line book about tipping, and I have no problem about tipping the reccomended 10 pp per day for the services that they will be providing when I go on my trip. The only thing I have to ask is do that $10 dollars include the maids or do I have to leave a separate amount for them...that is I'm assuming that the stateroom person and all of that isn't the maid. I have never cruised before and I just want to be sure that everyone is covered in the $10, or is somebody being left out that I should be aware of so that I can leave them a separate amount.
The room steward will keep the room clean. He or she will be there twice a day to clean the room and provide fresh towels and provide bed turn down service. The room steward is included in the $10 a day tip. I think it breaks down to $3.50 per person per day.
On a ship the maid is referred to as a room steward or cabin attendant. This person is more than a maid however. Sure, this person will clean the room for you, but they are there to take care of any number of other needs you may have.