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Old 03-23-2008, 01:09 PM
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can anyone please advise me how much i will tip in total for a 5 day cruise,and what is the best method of payment as i have not pre-paid for tips
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:33 PM
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When you get on board the ship, go to the guest relations desk. They can give you that information; also, they can offer pre-paid vouchers that can be charged to you credit card or paid in cash.

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Old 03-23-2008, 02:36 PM
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RCI's tipping guidelines are:
Suite stateroom attendant: $5.75 a day per guest
Dining room waiter: $3.50 a day per guest
Stateroom attendant: $3.50 a day per guest
Assistant waiter: $2.00 a day per guest
Head Waiter: $.75 a day per guest
As Sonny says you will have the opportunity once onboard to have the gratuities put right on your onboard account. If you choose to do so, then you will receive coupons showing the gratuities were paid. You can put the coupons in an evelope to hand to the individuals so they know the gratuities were paid. You may add extra in the envelope.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:34 PM
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I always give my room steward $20.00 the first day and then the usual tip at the end of the cruise...works wonders....and I travel with $2 bills to give out to those who do something extra for me...find me a deck chair, get a towel if I can't find one...or just because they had a nice smile....they work hard..take good care of them...Happy Cruising...

Bob E
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:25 PM
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I was on Rhapsody last year. I paid about $65 for 7 nights, and I gave extra to the room steward, and a bottle of tequila for the waitor. It was his last cruise before going home for his off period. We never had anything less than excellent service. The room attendent would even tell us things to do (and things to avoid) in each port.
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