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Old 06-17-2006, 03:24 AM
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I have 2 questions regarding Windstar Cuise Line ..

1 .. what is the dress code ..
2 .. what is the tipping policy ..

And I look forward to hearing from anyone who knows the answer ..

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Old 06-18-2006, 12:14 PM
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The dress code is what they call "Country club casual" which means men don't need a tie and women don't need formal clothing. But you also won't find many people in jeans or shorts at night. Their brochure once said they suggest "no denim or synthetic fibers" but I don't know if the current brochures still say that.

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Old 06-18-2006, 04:48 PM
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Hi! With many cruise lines adopting the "pre-paid gratuity" model, you will find that most people not only appreciate the convenience, moreover, they have embraced this option. To answer your question, the "suggested" tipping policy will run about $10/pp/pd. Of course, bar beverages already take on the de rigeur 15%. If you wish to extend gratuities for service "above and beyond," you are certainly wlecome to do so at your discretion. THIS IS MY FIRST RESPONSE AS A NEW MEMBER TO CRUISE-CHAT!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:46 AM
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First, Welcome RSF,CA_Richard - we'll look forward to hearing from you.

I sailed on the Wind Surf in July, 2001 and I must say I really enjoyed myself. Up to that point, it was the most relaxing (and unique) cruise I had been on. I believe what I enjoyed most was the feeling of being on a "real" sailing vessel with its laid-back ambiance.

The dress code was what you would expect genteel people to wear at dinner (no jeans, shorts, flip-flops, etc.) but instead, nice slacks, sport shirts and the occasional sport coat (with an open collared shirt). The ladies wore similar, casual clothes.

Tipping was at my discretion at the end of the cruise to the staff whom I felt had earned a tip from me. You still have the option to avoid "pre-paid gratuities" by advising the Purser you DO NOT want gratuities automatically charged to your ship's account so that you can pick and choose whom you wish to acknowledge.

I still have not "bought into" this PRIX FIXE type of tipping.

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