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Old 11-16-2011, 10:50 AM
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On my last cruise (Carnival Dream) I noticed the quality of service was excellent, but the quantity of service had decreased from previous cruises.

- I never had an empty water glass in the dining room for more than 1 minute - sometimes it took as much as 5 minutes for a waiter to refill it
- It took much longer to clean our rooms than before

The cause was simple - the waiters and the room stewards were covering 3 times the territory than they used to. I gave them all an extra tip for being overworked

I had married into a Chinese family, and by a stroke of luck we were at sea for Chinese New Year. I had brought aboard a stack of "lucky envelopes" for tips and they all loved it.