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Old 04-21-2005, 07:32 AM
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I can't say I have noticed any difference in the excellence of service that we have enjoyed on our cruises whether automatic tipping was in force or it was left up to us. We have yet to suffer anything other than excellent service, maybe we have been lucky or maybe it's that we also show our appreciation for good service with a regular thank you and a smile. We do see some horrible attitudes by some fellow cruisers towards waiters and cabin staff. A bit of respect goes a long way and makes a more enjoyable vacation for everyone. Sure everyone can have a bad day, but hey remember you are on vacation to enjoy it, not to find dislikes.
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:11 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2005
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I have to say I agree with Tom on this one too. Having gone on several cruises myself, our Carnival Valor cruise in Feb left very little to be desired on the service aspect of things.. The service was very mediocre with none of the "old fashioned" service levels from the past. This was our first carnival cruise and will almost definetly have been our last. It's just a shame because it is a double edged sword on the service end of things. Hopefully it all gets resolved soon because service, i.e them knowing your name and all the expectations from past cruise experiences will all be impacted greatly if the staff is not 110% on their game.
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Old 04-21-2005, 01:37 PM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: cape coral fl usa
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I see your last 2 cruises have been with Celebrity. Is that because of thier tipping policy and therfore excellent service?If so I understand fully.
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