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Old 11-04-2010, 07:35 AM
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I agree to an extent Linda... Yes we always pay them and many times give extra to those that provide great service but I don't think they should be included in the price. They are (at least at this time) considered a gratuity so they are removable or can be adjusted. If they forced you to pay them as part of your cruise fare then they no longer be a gratuity, they become a true surcharge and then the motivation for working for the tip is removed.

I would like them to make it better known that this charge is going to show up when you book a cruise so that you can at least see the total cost.
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