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Old 08-10-2005, 05:17 AM
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First of all- nice to see you back, Tom!

Does anyone think it would be a nice touch to give the cabin and dining room stewards phone cards instead of cash IN ADDITION TO the mandatory gratuity? I give cash on NIGHT ONE.

My logic is this: the crew member would definitely not have to pool that tip, and it might convey that I sympathize with his or her situation more than cash would.

I remember as a waitress getting tons of cash over the years, but a few gifts with cash value were much more memorable. I once got a Toys 'r Us gift certificate at Christmas when I was a student with a young child....

Then again, cash is king, right?

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Old 08-10-2005, 06:30 PM
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I don't think the cards would work on rhe ship.
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Old 08-11-2005, 02:25 AM
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Not on the ships but in the ports. You always see many crew members at the telephones close to the ship calling home with telephone cards.
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I think it is a great idea. I have a guy from Mexico that works for me one day a week and I give him a $5,00 Mexican telephone card sporatically and I think he enjoys those more than he does being paid. I am going to try it on my next cruise.

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Old 08-11-2005, 10:31 AM
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Me too. Really good idea, I think.

BTW, anyone notice Carlalena's countdown clock has timed out? She's on her way!!! Am already grinning (or as Tom would have it, VBG !!) when I think about what she's going to have to say on her return.

I guess her role in this "family" is THE COMIC RELIEF.

My clock is winding steadily downward too, of course. It's a bit of "oh good" and a bit of "yikes". If you know what I mean.

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Old 08-15-2005, 05:32 AM
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Hi Newbie Rose, You are lucky to be out on the West Coast. We have given a lot of thought to doing an Alaskan cruise. I'll be watching for your comments when you return. We are only a couple of hours from Toronto so we get better deals on Carribean Cruises with air built in. Right now we are investigating taking the train out to the coast.
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:35 AM
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Rose,
Carla does cetainly add her own brand of levity to this site doesn't she. I too look forward to her posts when she returns - we should be in for some fun reading.


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Old 08-20-2005, 03:24 PM
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Have never thought of that, but sounds like a great idea to me
 
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