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Old 02-07-2007, 06:27 PM
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Would anyone recommend prepaying gratuities ($10 per day per person) to have it done with vs having it charged to sail & sign card.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:37 PM
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It is one of those things you have to do sooner or latter, so have already prepaid mine for my trip in April, one less thing to worry about while on vacation.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:50 PM
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I think most of us here would agree that $10.00 a day is a minimum, and as such, there would be no problem paying it in advance. Then you can tip individuals directly who give you superior service.
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I prepay and then give the cabin steward something extra when we meet him/her. I also tip others throughout the week if earned.
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Our gratuities were posted to our sign and sail sheet. You could pay extra if you felt someone went above and beyond.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:38 AM
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I like leaving the $10/day on the sail and sign because that way those that might get forgotton get something. And then cash at the moment of service is nice, Keeping a pocket with a few ones and fives works for me. A cook on the Glory at the Fish and Chips place knew we wanted some fish chowder and it wasn't ready yet. When he got it done he actually brought us a bowl. My daughter was dancer on that ship and with us at the time, it was extreamly important to her to get him a tip on the spot, We only had a dollar between us but she said having it right then meant a lot. I must say we always got a big smile at the fish and chips station after that.
 
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