In no particular order:
1. The porter
2. The casino beverage server. I find one who looks after me throughout the cruise. He/she knows my name and knows what drinks I like.
3. The stateroom steward. Compared to the show performers, the steward is my star throughout the cruise and the one staff member I give an extra higher tip to. I’m always appreciative of their hard work, friendliness and willing to go beyond my expectations.
4. The speciality restaurant servers. Especially the ones from another country which is just about all of them. The ones who are smiling throughout the entire service and willing to talk to us about their experience on the ship and their culture.
5. MDR servers - no tip! Only because I don’t eat at the MDR. I decided a long time ago that I had no interest in having dinner there anymore due to the large crowds and noise. I’d rather pay the extra charge for the smaller, quieter settings at the specialty restaurants.