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LauraS
January 19th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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smeyer418
January 20th, 2010, 09:21 AM
Check out this brand-new feature article from Cruise Critic:

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Laura you really need to update the information on the individual cruise lines. I looked at two that I know well(now) and both are wrong.

NCL's amounts are $12 per day for everyone over the age of the 3.

I am told that on Celebrity its now an opt out system for traditional dining and mandatory for anytime dining.

sushigirl
January 20th, 2010, 06:31 PM
I am cruising on the Freedom of the Seas in June(12th cruise) and decided to do my time dining(first time).
Royal Caribbean is forcing me to pay the tips 70 days before sailing, not automatically add to your bill.

I questioned this practice and was to that is the way it is and if I do not want to pay the tips early, I would have to fix my dining.

I find correlation between my time dining and paying tips before sailing, this is the same as calling for a dinner reservation and having to pay the tips at the time you make the reservations.

Totally confused and unhappy!

Cuizer2
January 20th, 2010, 06:48 PM
The cruise lines would be better served to stop playing games and just include the "tips" (actually the crew's salary) in the cruise fare. I realize that would mean a $700 per person inside for a week would now be $770, but it would save a lot of end of the cruise problems.

mochuck
January 20th, 2010, 08:45 PM
I do tip when I cruise because I don't want the staff to go without. I don't like having to do it though. As far as I'm concerned it is a black market economy and tax evasion.

How did the custom of tipping evolve in North America?

Cuizer2
January 20th, 2010, 10:11 PM
How did the custom of tipping evolve in North America?

http://able2know.org/topic/123887-1

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sonoma/10.24.96/dining-9643.html

http://blog.aurorahistoryboutique.com/history-of-tipping-origins-of-the-gratuity/

http://www.allsands.com/Lifestyles/tippingetiquett_twj_gn.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip_%28gratuity%29

smeyer418
January 20th, 2010, 11:05 PM
http://able2know.org/topic/123887-1

http://www.metroactive.com/papers/sonoma/10.24.96/dining-9643.html

http://blog.aurorahistoryboutique.com/history-of-tipping-origins-of-the-gratuity/

http://www.allsands.com/Lifestyles/tippingetiquett_twj_gn.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip_%28gratuity%29
thanks but none of these describe why tipping on ships is the norm and that goes back, the legend is, that it was started by Cunard.

Cuizer2
January 21st, 2010, 12:02 AM
I do tip when I cruise because I don't want the staff to go without. I don't like having to do it though. As far as I'm concerned it is a black market economy and tax evasion.

How did the custom of tipping evolve in North America?

thanks but none of these describe why tipping on ships is the norm and that goes back, the legend is, that it was started by Cunard.

I was responding to the question above.

smeyer418
January 21st, 2010, 12:30 PM
I was responding to the question above.
I wasn't faulting you I was just adding an addendum...