What is the appropriate amount to tip for room service?

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#1
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Hi I have a cruise coming up this September and am wondering what is the appropriate amount to tip when I order room service?

Can anyone offer a suggestion,

Thanks

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From zero to whatever you think is appropriate, room service is part of the tipping pool. Saying the we usually tip between 2 and 5 $
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Originally posted by antsp
From zero to whatever you think is appropriate, room service is part of the tipping pool. Saying the we usually tip between 2 and 5 $
That sounds right to me...
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Depends on service, but usually $1 - 2 a piece for breakfast. Maybe $5-6 total for PIA experience or dinners.

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You pay a service charge. I only tip if the service is exceptional.

(There are so many threads on tipping. Suggest you do research first).
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Originally posted by Bentleg
You pay a service charge. I only tip if the service is exceptional.

(There are so many threads on tipping. Suggest you do research first).

There is no service charge for RS.
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Don't you wonder where people come up with such misinformation??


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Originally posted by sunsetbeachgal
Don't you wonder where people come up with such misinformation??

Self justification for not tipping.
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Agree we the $2-$5 range. There is no service charge and don't care even if they are included in the tip pool (which I don't believe they are). I'm sure they appreciate anything provided.


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Originally posted by parksguy99
Hi I have a cruise coming up this September and am wondering what is the appropriate amount to tip when I order room service?

Can anyone offer a suggestion,

Thanks

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I'm not a double tipper so nothing. They are included in the daily tipping pool.
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We have coffee delivered as our wake-up call!😉 we tip them $2

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We usually tip between $2 for a continental breakfast to $5 if we order a full breakfast. Other than those times, we really never find ourselves ordering from room service.

And just so you know, so you don't have to get a bunch of small bills out, on Princess, they hand you a delivery slip with a spot to sign and leave a tip, which will be added directly to your folio. They make it very convenient.
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For 2 pots of coffee, cream and sugar, we tip $2. Many times they have gotten the order wrong and room service has to make another trip to get what we asked for. It never fails.
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