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Old 08-13-2002, 07:45 AM
Blackrobe Blackrobe is offline
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We used Tom and Mary's technique on our Statendam cruise in January. I handed the waiter an envelope the first night and thanked him for his service. I told him that I would give him another tip at the end of the cruise for the excellent service I expected. He was very grateful and service was terrible for the remainder of the cruise. I don't particularly fault the waiter as HAL had reduced dining room staff by 30% and there were too many tables for him to cover. However, he made no special effort to take care of our table when we tipped him pre-cruise.