Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2011, 09:19 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 20
Default Pre-paid gratuities option on Oasis OTS?
Apparently you have an option to have pre-paid gratuities added to you Sea Pass card - good idea or bad?

(Or you can put gratuities in envelope at the end of cruise)

Anybody know how that pre-paid works & how much $$ ? (do you put in the amounts or is it done automatically?)

Comments please?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 964
Default
If you look at this link, What are gratuity guidelines for cruises? - Royal Caribbean International, you can see what the recommended gratuity options are. Sorry, but I don't know how to insert a link with alternate text on this new forum.

The prepaid gratuities are done based on their recommended amounts, so it is done automatically, and they will give you vouchers to put in the envelopes that will be delivered to your stateroom on the last morning of the cruise. If you feel an employee has gone above and beyond what you expected, you can give additional cash in addition to the voucher. This happened to me a few years ago on my cruise on the Enchantment of the Seas. My dining room waiter, by the 3rd night, knew I wanted decaf coffee with whatever dessert I ordered. I did the prepaid gratuities, but also gave her a little something extra for remembering that.
__________________
2007 - Majesty of the Seas (Bahamas)
2009 - Enchantment of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2010 - Freedom of the Seas (Western Caribbean)
2013 - Golden Princess (Alaska, roundtrip from Seattle)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-06-2011, 10:57 AM
Berick1234's Avatar  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,495
Talking
Pre-paid tips are the easiest way to go....no messing around the last night with cash....

I carry $2 bills with to give out for additional service....plus giving my Room Steward a $20 bill the first day...gets things going and well worth it....plus he/she gets their tip at the end of the cruise too.....Different cruiselines charge differently....$10 to $12 a day per person...and children are charged the same....Many times, it's harder for the crew to clean up after children than adults.....Happy Cruising...

Bob E
 
Closed Thread

Tags
caribbean, cover, cruise, cruises, cruiseship, everythin, gratuities, oasis, ots, paid, phone, prepaid, royal, seas, ship

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pre-Paid Gratuities simpson217 Carnival Cruise Line 3 08-03-2009 12:49 PM
Pre-Paid Gratuities Tacco918 Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 3 08-21-2008 12:59 PM
Service charge / gratuities - what does "pre-paid" cover? Liverpool lass Celebrity Cruises 3 03-27-2008 11:40 AM
pre-paid tips wesnlin Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 13 11-14-2006 10:40 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:25 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2