Originally posted by tattboi26:
I think the tipping should be optional, I know that tipping is part of the american culture. In Australia we do not tip so we are finding it a bit rough having to pay another almost AU500 for tips.
You can ask to have the tips removed but for $13 AUD. pp pd ...the crew do earn it.
On Princess the tips are pooled so the wait staff and room stewards share that amount.
With PC dining it is hard to track down all the aiters that serve you to tip individually and they would only have to submit the money to the pool anyway.
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam, Orient lines-Marco Polo, Royal Olympic-Olympic, NCL-Dream, Dawn-Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(4) Marina (1) St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress
Scenic River cruise June 11,2012