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Old June 30th, 2007, 10:35 AM
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Default Tipping on Celebrity- not how much, just "how"?

We're going on our first ever cruise on Celebrity in September, and I'm confused about just how the tipping process works. I know about Celebrity's suggested tipping amounts for each service person, but I'm trying to find out more about the actual process of providing a tip, to avoid any misunderstandings or awkward moments.

Is it like in a regular restaurant or hotel, just hand the person cash, at each meal or service? If that's the case, should I plan on bringing a suitcase full of one dollar bills?

I've heard some people mention envelopes on the last night- Does Celebrity use these? Is there one envelope per service person? Do you insert cash or just sign a slip and have the amount charged to your account?

Sorry if this sounds too naive, but I'm a first-timer...

thanks for your help!
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The tips for dining room and cabin staff are put directly on your "shipboard charge card" , which will show in total on your final bill.... unless you actively remove them by arranging that at guest relations.

For simple room service delivery - for breakfast or snacks- it's generally acceptable to tip $2-3.

When you purchase drinks anywhere on the ship there is a 15% added to the bill.
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Does Celebrity do the envelopes or do they automatically charge your credit card once you walk in?...
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