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Old 03-11-2009, 12:12 AM
hansis hansis is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2006
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I have read all your posts but have to disagree.The definition of a gratuity is a reward for good service, at least it is is my eyes. How then can you prepay gratuities if you have not yet had the service? You also have to factor in the issue that we Brits do not have the American psyche of tipping. We still like the "envelope" method on cruises, and we will always "opt out" of the automatic gratuity when we cruise.