I have now changed my room service policy. I used to "just say no," but now if the cruise line says I should tip them I will. We noticed Carnival now suggests tipping for room service, and so does Costa.
Has anyone else noticed other cruise lines suggesting tips for room service?
I just came back from the Sensation. We were supposed to pay out tips on Saturday night because we were supposed to get off the ship Sunday morning. The room Steward was great. He always made all the little towel animals, leave chocolates on the bed pillow at night and make up our room every morning and evening. After we paid him that Saturday night, we ended up having to stay an extra day and a half out at sea because of hurricane gordon. Since we have already paid him, he no longer made up our rooms in the morning. He made the rooms in the evening, but he left no more chocolates by the bed, nor did he make any more towel animals. Our friends who stayed bext to us didn't pay him until the next day so he continued to keep up the room the best as possible. I felt like after we paid him, that he felt he did not have to go all out for us anymore and take care of our room.
I am appalled at your room steward's behavior!! .....On my last cruise...on the last nite's dinner (when we all arrive with our tip envelope's filled) I found my waiter to be very surly....and this offended me. I excused myself from the table and got a new envelope from the purser's desk...filling it with a little less.
I once tipped a hotel room service person 18% of the bill....and he almost passed out....so I guess that was above standard tipping!
I would like to know what other's think the tip should be for ordering a dinner, or a few snacks from cruise line room service??????? I assume they are on a salary from the Line, and we truly are saying "thank you"...but????????