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Old 02-28-2009, 02:18 PM
mb0620 mb0620 is offline
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Hi -- My daugher and I are leaving on 3/7 on the Dawn. My husband and I were on the Pearl in Feb., 2007 and found out midway through the cruise that any additional written gratuities we put on the check (whether at dinner in the specialty restaurants or at the bars) were not given to the actual service person but distributed in the general pool. Should I be slipping cash to the waitstaff if we think they've done an exceptional job so that the money goes directly to them? That's what we've always done in the past with our cabin steward. I just think great service should be rewarded individually!