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Posted By rbt001
Yes, "Service Charges" -- the phrase NCL is...
Yes, "Service Charges" -- the phrase NCL is careful to include in their descriptions -- are different that "Tips" or "Gratuities." In many jurisdictions in the USA a "service charge" is subject to...
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Yes, Maniacal Cruiser, tipped employees DO...
Yes, Maniacal Cruiser, tipped employees DO 'depend on tips' to NOT ONLY make up for their lower hourly rate, but also more importantly, to earn their livelihood.

They do NOT have a "lower minimum...
Posted By rbt001
While that appears merit full of you, know that a...
While that appears merit full of you, know that a good server will inform you of kitchen delays or circumstances beyond their control, even being pro-active to have the manager stop by. The other...
Posted By rbt001
Raised here in the USA and in the hospitality...
Raised here in the USA and in the hospitality industry close to two decades, customarily waitstaff are tipped 15% - 20% based on quality and level of service, lower than 15% for a buffet where you...
Posted By rbt001
You're right about tip vs gratuity NCL is...
You're right about tip vs gratuity

NCL is careful to use SERVICE CHARGE which is different on many levels.
Posted By rbt001
BirdTravels, are you on hold with 1-800-GET-HER! ...
BirdTravels, are you on hold with 1-800-GET-HER!

I hear there's a reward for turning people in. Please come back and let us know how much you get!

DSC threads are always a good laugh at some...
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Uh the Wild West days of service staff pocketing...
Uh the Wild West days of service staff pocketing cash tips and claiming nothing have been over for decades!

The IRS requires TIP ALLOCATION to tipped employees if insufficient tips are reported by...
Posted By rbt001
The practice is to leave a penny (or other coin)...
The practice is to leave a penny (or other coin) which sends the message that you did NOT forget to tip.

But remember NCL states the DSC is neither a tip or gratuity but instead what amounts to a...
After sailing Princess --where even on a 15 day...
After sailing Princess --where even on a 15 day cruise-- the MDR menus never repeated, I immediately noticed the repetitiveness of NCL menus. I can't say I was ever bored with choices, but I just...
Last time I participated the answer was Miss...
Last time I participated the answer was

Miss Scarlett did it in the Library with the candlestick

Wait! Wrong game.
Would the simple verbiage "not available in all...
Would the simple verbiage "not available in all ports," pacify everyone so the class action lawsuit for fraud can be dropped?
mkmaj- This is not the first time I've read...
mkmaj-

This is not the first time I've read posts here from guests who have PREPAID items (in your case, the DSC) only to board and find the credit has not been applied to their on board account....
Since you asked WWYD, I'll tell you that I would...
Since you asked WWYD, I'll tell you that I would take pictures to document what I thought was a violation of policy, and I would be obvious in taking those photos so that everyone, including the...
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located in...
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located in Hollywood, Florida-- not at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

The Florida Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking indoors in most...
April 2017 FR was open on port days for Eastern...
April 2017 FR was open on port days for Eastern Caribbean but closed port days during both Western Caribbean port days October 2017 & March 2018. I ate at FR two of those port days it was and I...
I was in The Haven on a 7 day cruise and ate 18...
I was in The Haven on a 7 day cruise and ate 18 of my 21 meals in the restaurant. Next time I'll probably eat all of my meals there and never be bored with the static menu.

Here's what you'll...
Yahtzee! Do you think the message was...
Yahtzee!

Do you think the message was received and understood?
Play enough during the cruise and they may waive...
Play enough during the cruise and they may waive the 3% convenience fee at the end of the cruise by removing it from your final bill.

Don't ask; if you are entitled, you'll find it removed by...
Fine: Decrepit woman, probably not retired...
Fine: Decrepit woman, probably not retired because she thought social security would be enough, so now she works part time in a local grocery store, scraped all her pennies together to barely afford...
Watched a retiree in front of me, at a late lunch...
Watched a retiree in front of me, at a late lunch without many people in line, use the utensil to put five or six pieces of a fried food on her plate, then take one from her plate to sample it. When...
Plenty of threads on this very topic, and...
Plenty of threads on this very topic, and everyone has different and specific things about The Haven that they find valuable.

That "someday" that you choose to enjoy The Haven will be your...
You might want to ignore the eye, but give the...
You might want to ignore the eye, but give the posts a look-see: as someone else already claimed, it sounds like they laugh and laugh.
I don't know why there are so many nasty people...
I don't know why there are so many nasty people on cruisecritic.

To help you get an insight into why, perhaps it would be a good idea to step back and re-read how you presented yourself in your...
If you haven't already and are not familiar, I'd...
If you haven't already and are not familiar, I'd suggest you take 30 minutes to search online for "airline delayed baggage rights." You could be entitled to > $1,700 (international travel) of...
Sadly, some don't even plot ahead of time, they...
Sadly, some don't even plot ahead of time, they consider it their right to have it removed, and as a matter of practice, never pay it when they sail.

A few have posted this posture earlier in this...