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Old 07-29-2007, 09:07 PM
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Very new to cruising.
I know who you tip but is it based on the # of days or nights?

I am going on a 4 night/5 day cruise.Do I multiply the amount times 4 or 5?

I am thinking 4 because that is how many times we will eat in the dining room (based on # of nights) but I am just not sure.

Thanks in advance for your help,
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:40 PM
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Hi Lisa,
On the last day of your cruise you'll find envelopes left on your bed by your cabin steward. It will all be self explanatory. The suggested amount per person, per day, will be in writing. You can give the waiters their envelopes on the last night after the meal. We leave your cabin steward's envelope on our bed before leaving for dinner.

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Old 07-29-2007, 11:59 PM
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If you are on those test cruises with open seating you will be asked to pre pay your tips.
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You can use the following guidelines:
Dining room waiter: $3.50 a day per guest
Housekeeper: $3.50 a day per guest
Assistant waiter: $2.00 a day per guest
On 3 and 4-night cruises, headwaiters are generally tipped $2.50 per guest for the cruise.
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Old 07-30-2007, 02:43 PM
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Normally, isn't tipping automatically included in the total cruise price when booking? Does that means you don't have to tip onboard, waiters and attendants?
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Tipping is not included in the price of a Royal Caribbean cruise, unless you specifically request to pre-pay the tips.

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Tipping is not included in the price of a Royal Caribbean cruise, unless you specifically request to pre-pay the tips.
Do many of you normally pre-pay? Does it work OK?
Any guidelines for roomservice-delivery tipping?
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I always prepay, but, you can always go to guest relations and alter the amount someone receives in lieu of the quality of services rendered. Also, a suite steward (not junior suite) gets 5.75 per day. Just don't lose your beach towel as that will cost you 25.00!
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:35 PM
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JuniorCruiser, I have never pre-paid; just the $10 a day pp. automatic and then additional cash as warranted. I normally tip the room service steward $3-5 depending on the order and his demeanor on arrival.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:44 PM
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I always pre-paid until I found out the employees don't get their money for a while. They would rather see cash in their envelopes. If I have on-board credits, I go to the Guest Relations desk and ask for the credits in cash and use it for tips. The main thing is that we all tip the people that take such good care of us on our cruise vacation.

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