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  1. 6 minutes ago, Texas Tillie said:

    It’s up to the traveler to learn the customs. I know better than to tip in Japan. I almost never tip in Australia as too many Australians come on sites like this and are absolutely holier than thou about tipping. Just don’t forget, it works both ways and “we don’t tip where I’m from” doesn’t work when visiting a country where tipping is expected. 

    National stereotyping. Helpful. 

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  2. 3 hours ago, Texas Tillie said:


    However, they are traveling the world and are often in countries where the guides aren't "properly paid". If they can't adjust to where they are, not where they are from, perhaps they should stay home where they approve of the standards.

    That's true. I remember a horrified Japanese lady guide trying to be polite when a fellow traveller tried to force some Yen upon her. 

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  3. 2 hours ago, Texas Tillie said:


    I've noticed that often some who can afford luxury lines are bigger cheap skates than those on mass market lines.

    And then there are travellers from countries where guides are properly paid. 

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  4. The SS site used to say something along the lines of "tipping is neither expected nor required".   


    What isn't widely known is that each ship runs a Crew Fund to which guests can contribute and which goes to support amenities for all the crew - this rewards not just front of house staff but also those whose hard work is otherwise unrecognised; for example, deck hands, Engine Room crew, laundry and others without whom the shop couldn't function. 


    Just a thought... 

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  5. 8 hours ago, spinnaker2 said:

    I dont know about you, but i have not seen any gentlemen guests who have abs like that aboard the Silversea ships i have sailed…

    Ah... So we haven't met. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Lookingtocruise42 said:

    By definition a polo is a collared shirt.
    according to ChatGPT: “The collar is one of the distinguishing features that separates a polo shirt from other types of shirts.”


    It may have started as a “sports” shirt, but it really isn’t.

    When we start using ChatGPT as a sartorial guide it seems the end of elegance is nigh. 

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  7. 1 minute ago, Lookingtocruise42 said:

    Just because that was how it started its life, doesn’t mean that’s how it’s used today.



    Maybe, but it's still the shirt used by polo players. 


    People wear soccer shirts when not playing Association Football or running shoes while riding the bus. Still sports kit. 

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  8. 2 hours ago, Lookingtocruise42 said:

    How is a polo sports attire?



    The clue is in the name. Polo shirt. 


    Think horses, mallets, chukkas, upper-class buffoons... 

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