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I think they should also include the "suggesting tipping" charges..then people wouldn't spend endless hours trying to figure out how to avoid them. Then when they see the price, it's closer to the "all inclusive" vacation they've always misunderstood cruising to be.Sort of "Back to the Future."
Sort of "Back to the Future."I think of the cost of cruising like I think about home repairs -- whatever the quoted price from the contractor, add at least 50% more, and you'll get close to what it will really cost!
Problem is the lines expect the pax to pay part of the wages AFTER they have had the cruise. Some people overspend their budget (answers 1 & 2 above would help that), some are just cheap and some are from cultures where tipping is not usual.
Basic rule: If you can't afford twice the cruise price, save up or pick a less expensive cruise.
When you go to a store, the "tax" isn't included in the price of anything you purchase...why should a cruise be different? Everyone knows (or should) that there are taxes!cb,, when I go to a store where I live,, the taxes are always the same percentage of the price,, for travel ,, you NEVER really know what the heck the taxes will be..
I like the 'What you see is what you pay'. That is my T.A's policy.Totally agree, I think its kind of sneaky to see ads with large letters proclaiming one price