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Old 05-25-2007, 04:41 AM
AlaskaGolden AlaskaGolden is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
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OP - Have a great time on your cruise, especially celebrating your anniversary!

Tipping at the Sterling, Crown Grill, Sabatinis, etc. - I thought the tip was included in the extra per person charge we pay for eating at these restaurants?!? Of course, if the food and service are truly exceptional, then a small, extra tip to suplement the already included tip would be appropriate.

Here's a fairly comprehensive list of what's included and not included:
1 Art Auctions (unless you buy something)
2 Beverages: Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea, Water (NOT Bottled Water), Milk & Juice (for breakfast only)
3 Children's Program (though it is nice to tip the staff)
4 Dancing
5 Food in the Dining Room, the Buffet, the Grill (Trident) and the Pizzeria (Prego)
6 Ice Cream in the Buffet area around 3:30 PM, and in the Dining Rooms at Lunch and Dinner
7 Lectures/Talks
8 Lending Library
9 Sports activities including the gym, paddleball/basketball courts, mini golf, shuffle board & chess
10 Movies in the Princess Theater
11 Movies Under the Stars (MUTS) (on select ships, not on the Golden)
12 Pools, Hot Tubs, Saunas and Steam Rooms
13 Room Service Food (from the designated room service menu, and it's customary to tip a small amount)
14 Shows and Lounge Entertainment
15 Trivia Games
16 Views from the Skywalkers Nightclub
17 Your cabin

1 Alcoholic Beverages and Sodas (including lemonade)
2 Art Auction Purchases
3 Bottled Water
4 Casino and Bingo
5 Computer Classes
6 Crafts (some might be free)
7 Digital Photo Processing and Burning Photos to CD
8 Future Cruise Sales
9 Golf simulator and Arcade Games
10 Ice Cream at the Ice Cream Stand by the Pool (Sundaes)
11 Internet Usage
12 Medical Consultations and Treatments
13 Photos (they take a zillion of them, but you don't have to buy them)
14 Pizza Delivery (only on select ships, not on the Golden)
15 Room Service Beverages (other than coffee, water, hot tea, iced tea, milk and juice in the morning)
16 Room Service Specialty items (canapes, ultimate balcony dining, glacier viewing breakfast)
17 Sanctuary (only on select ships, not on the Golden)
18 Shops and Boutiques
19 Shore Excursions
20 Some exercise classes (Pilates, spinning, etc.)
21 Spa and Salon (Beauty Parlor & Barber) Services
22 Specialty Coffees and Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaf Coffee from the Bars and Lounges
23 Specialty Restaurant Cover Charges (like the Sterling Steakhouse & Sabatinis Tratatoria)
24 Tips/Gratuities
25 Wine Tastings