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Old 08-21-2008, 12:08 PM
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I am going on a week long cruise for which I paid "pre-paid gratuities" as a part of my package. Who does this cover? Are there still people I need to tip?
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:24 PM
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These cover your cabin attendant and dining room staff. You still pay 15% on all bar orders, which is added to the drink price. If you order room service, you need to tip them for each order since they don't get a piece of the pre-paid tips. I always bring lots of dollar bills and will give $2 to $5 based on the size of the room service order.

You will see vouchers for the pre-paid tips delivered to your cabin on the last day. You put them in envelopes and hand them to the staff. They use the vouchers to get their money from the ship.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:32 PM
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You might also want to give a little extra & if you do make sure it's cash since they really appreciate this.

I also gave tips to the bartenders in the beginning (as a suggestion from cruise-chat) & a few other nights in addition to the 15%.

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Old 08-21-2008, 12:59 PM
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Thanks - I appreciate the info!!!
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