Posted September 14th, 2013, 04:53 PM
Last edited by Shmoo here; September 14th, 2013 at 04:56 PM
We cruised HAL about 4 years ago, and I don't
recall HAL's gratuity method. Do we have to
bring $$ along to place in the various envelopes,
or is there some other method?
On RCL we prepaid our gratuity, and towards the
end of the cruise we received envelopes with vouchers
for the standard gratuity. We usually added cash for
our cabin stewards and MDR waiters.
On HAL, there is a Hotel Service charge applied to your onboard account. This covers all the gratuities/tipping suggested for onboard. It's a pool that covers your dining room server, asst server, head server, and room host, as well as other "backstage" personnel you may never see.
You can, however, tip additionally to this, if you wish. You won't receive envelopes or anything. You can just hand them cash.
The daily Hotel Service Charge for suites is US$12.00 per guest per day, and US$11.50 per guest per day for other staterooms.