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So you don't care to give them a "gift". That's...
So you don't care to give them a "gift".
That's fine.
It's not required nor expected.
I give them cash & it's up to them what the...
I give them cash & it's up to them what the appropriate thing to do with it.
The gift cannot be pooled so unless they physically lend it to other crew members. That's why giving a personal gift is...
I was never in a retail job so I wouldn't know...
I was never in a retail job so I wouldn't know what their policies were.
All I can say is that on the ship my gifts are accepted without question & even shared with their immediate supervisors....
Of course everyone needs to judge for themselves...
Of course everyone needs to judge for themselves if they want to compensate the crew with any extras. If you're just going to hand them a piece of garbage they'll smile & laugh behind your back. ...
Following your advice it would be better never to...
Following your advice it would be better never to talk to any crew member and therefore never have to give anything, cash included.


Of course cash is primary for compensation.
No one would...
Not at all but there's a big difference between...
Not at all but
there's a big difference between just a thank you & someone you get to know personally that greets you by name when they see you on subsequent cruises.
Everyone on the ship will more than happy not to...
Everyone on the ship will more than happy not to shake hands. :D
Believe what you like. All I can say is the...
Believe what you like.
All I can say is the guys I tipped with "extra" gifts in Dec know what date I'll shortly return. We keep in touch by email.
Not totally true. They'll gladly accept other...
Not totally true. They'll gladly accept other types of compensation & even share it with their friends.
I've seen it many times when talking to coworker who knows them & find out I'm the one who...
I stopped it on my own just for the same reason....
I stopped it on my own just for the same reason. No use in taking any chances especially just before a cruise.
We went them in Dec & I thought it was pretty...
We went them in Dec & I thought it was pretty nice.
Next visit we'll use their pool.
Why would people go to the gym to exercise and...
Why would people go to the gym to exercise and then use the elevator most of the time on the ship?
The trip from the Renaissance to term 2 is an...
The trip from the Renaissance to term 2 is an easy walk. I do it every cruise with my rolling bag when leaving the ship during a B2B to drop off clothing & pick up some soda, wine & other good...
I recall paying $25 for 2 - 750Ml bottles in Feb...
I recall paying $25 for 2 - 750Ml bottles in Feb 2015. It's the only place I've seen for sale and now the ships are bypassing the port till they're back in business from the hurricane. :mad:
Thanks but I've seen enough hurricane cleanup for...
Thanks but I've seen enough hurricane cleanup for this year in Florida.
I'll stick with cruises- to islands that haven been hit with disaster.
I've only used mine 3 times- Alaska, Hawaii & San...
I've only used mine 3 times- Alaska, Hawaii & San Juan.
The people living out west really have an advantage to use it.:)
Here in Florida, not so much. :(
Yes, he does. After checking further I did see...
Yes, he does. After checking further I did see the Caribbean portion.
It appeared quite comprehensive.
There's nothing about the Caribbean. :( Oh...
There's nothing about the Caribbean. :(
Oh well, he couldn't cover everything. ;p
That's a pretty stiff increase. The park services...
That's a pretty stiff increase. The park services must really be hurting lately. :(
Now you's got me convienced that I've got to see...
Now you's got me convienced that I've got to see this brown water.
We used to use Escot and never had any problems...
We used to use Escot and never had any problems with them until one B2B trip we found that they didn't have a return bus from Ft Lauderdale to Ft Myers. At that point we began driving & have never...
Thank you.
Thank you.
Bruce, I realize this is off topic for this...
Bruce, I realize this is off topic for this thread but I would appreciate your incite once again.
A while back on the Princess board you quoted the statistics for the average age of cruisers on HAL...