Turn off the tips?
Call me old-fashioned...and I'm only 21, so not really...but I prefer to look someone in the eye, thank them personally for a job well done, and give them the gratuity I think they deserve. Also, I believe if someone knows they have a tip coming automatically, they may not perform as they would otherwise.
So my question is: What about turning the prepaid tips off? I know you can do it at the info desk or concierge. I'd much rather hand my waiter a 5 or 10 each night and see the appreciative smile. However, if you go and turn the tips off for a particular service or person, does a cruise line use this against their employees? (I.E. If management saw a waiters/room stewards "automatic" tips were decreased, or turned off, do they use this in rating or evaluating the employees?)
Re: Turn off the tips?
Also check if that cruiseline has "pooled tips" then the waiter must turn in any cash you give them to the pool to be shared.
You could leave the auto tip on and just tip a bit extra.
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