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brylac June 22nd, 2005 07:19 AM

$30 a day for tipping?
i'm i reading this right for Holland America?

"While tipping is still optional on HAL ships, "nominal" gratuities of $10.00 per person per day are automatically added to the shipboard account for dining and stateroom service. The amount can be increased, decreased or removed by visiting the front desk. A service charge of 15 percent is automatically added to bar bills."

don't you have 3 people to tip a day? $210 in tipping for a 7 day cruise when other cruise lines are $10 total a day, not $10 a person!!

CruisinOkie June 22nd, 2005 07:25 AM

Re: $30 a day for tipping?
That's $10 per passenger per day. It's distributed among the crew. Approximately 1/3 goes to the hotel department, the rest to the food service department.

brylac June 22nd, 2005 07:26 AM

Re: Re: $30 a day for tipping?
i got'cha. wasn't too sure about it. thanks.

Darcy June 22nd, 2005 08:42 AM

Re: $30 a day for tipping?
It is $10 per person per day on other cruise lines too. We paid it on both Carnival and Royal Caribbean. When we cruised with our four kids we paid $420 for a 7 day cruise in tips, plus tipped some staff a little extra.

Dorothy June 23rd, 2005 02:56 AM

Re: $30 a day for tipping?
Most all cruiselines recommend $10 per person/per day, not just Holland.


OLD MAN September 21st, 2005 10:59 AM

I can't belive this.. It must be a joke.. The person is the passenger, not the staff.. But, anyway it will still be $210 for the trip.. (3 persons X 7 days X $10.00= $210).. Hey, I know that you all know that.. Have fun.. OM

cali-croozer September 30th, 2005 10:57 PM

Old Man.........looks like some confusion in what the OP read on the HAL brochure and how he asked his question. He's asking how much he has to tip, which was answered ($10 per day total). He thought he had to tip 3 people $10 per day.

Mike M September 30th, 2005 11:41 PM

Your total amount will be $70 for the week. (7 day cruise) This amount will be distributed to the appropriate people.

If there are two of you in the cabin and your charges are going on the same account, the amount will be $140.

It is $10 per/passenger per/day. The "person" they are referring to is the passenger.

Take care,

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