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Old 04-13-2005, 12:32 PM
thomas stanton thomas stanton is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: cape coral fl usa
Posts: 505
I find a HUGE difference in service between the ship's with automatic gratuity's and the ones that have traditional tipping.I have tried most of the major lines and have seen a significant drop in service when they change thier policy.Case in point Holland America. In my opinion the service went down the tube when they changed policy. We sailed with them before and after. I do not mind paying a little more for a premium cruise line but I expect a premium experience.HAL still considers themselves to be a premium line but no longer give the extra level of service.This is why I choose to stay with a cruise line with traditional tipping policy's. Tom