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Very good point, and it is so often the case that...
Very good point, and it is so often the case that people have to lose their lives to force change. No one knows what would happen in a real emergency when passengers are sitting in comfort in a...
Enforcement policy? you may have a long wait. ...
Enforcement policy? you may have a long wait.

DAVID
Sadly, British irony doesn’t always make it...
Sadly, British irony doesn’t always make it crossing the pond.

I don’t suppose the word “Hackleback” appears anywhere on the menu?

DAVID.
I think it’s been pointed out here that no cruise...
I think it’s been pointed out here that no cruise can sail with every cabin occupied. Disasters can happen to make cabins unoccupiable so they have to keep some in reserve. I would suggest asking to...
Well it certainly isn’t Beluga, so Toad may have...
Well it certainly isn’t Beluga, so Toad may have a point.

David
Back before tips became gratuities and American...
Back before tips became gratuities and American culture became ingrained into ours without us even noticing they were just that, a little extra given for good service. Now tips are regarded as part...
Yes, probably most passengers will particularly...
Yes, probably most passengers will particularly if they have had the standard “please mark excellent” chat with waiters and stewards.

Why? It doesn’t cost them anything.

DAVID
Happens to me all the time. DAVID.
Happens to me all the time.

DAVID.
Do I get the impression the tide is turning? ...
Do I get the impression the tide is turning?

David
Sorry you missed last evenings short lived thread...
Sorry you missed last evenings short lived thread dai, you would have found it enlightening.

DAVID
I don’t think it would take 5k to bring about a...
I don’t think it would take 5k to bring about a change. If everyone who posts and the probably much greater numbers of observers who would prefer the tips on fare system all expressed their reason...
Unfortunately if you do they won’t. David
Unfortunately if you do they won’t.

David
The ones who don’t pay probably get the best...
The ones who don’t pay probably get the best nights sleep.

David
And that’s the whole problem, things won’t change...
And that’s the whole problem, things won’t change while people continue to pay the tips on the present grosley unfair system even while they would prefer for them to added to the fare.

Stop paying...
I think there a few barroom lawyers here so to be...
I think there a few barroom lawyers here so to be specific let’s look at how Carnival handles another possible charge namely fuel supplement.

(d) Cruise Fare does not include fuel supplement...
Well that doesn’t seem to apply to resteraunts...
Well that doesn’t seem to apply to resteraunts and what about resort charges/taxes applied in many eu countries where customers are not even aware of them until they arrive at the hotel. In America...
Wouldn’t affect the cruise price, any more than...
Wouldn’t affect the cruise price, any more than it would a resteraunt menu item. It would appear in the contract, and how many read that. As has been stated many times here it’s the lead price that...
They could certainly charge a MANDITORY service...
They could certainly charge a MANDITORY service charge of £5 or whatever. That would then be regarded as the norm be most passengers. However if they wished to collect the maximum they could equally...
There is little evidence that a problem exists in...
There is little evidence that a problem exists in regard to non appliance of the dress code. No one has reported anything other than occasional breaches of the code. Anyone who has never sailed with...
Have a look at my post 602. David
Have a look at my post 602.

David
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By balf
Am often disturbed by the resurrection of old...
Am often disturbed by the resurrection of old threads, and posts from members sadly no longer here. Often wonder what Saiacia would make of the current ongoing discussions. Sadly missed.

Could old...
Yes, but your point would only be valid if people...
Yes, but your point would only be valid if people who post on this forum are in some way different from those who don’t. I can’t think of any reason why this would be so.

DAVID.
We know from all the comments here that most...
We know from all the comments here that most would prefer tips to be included, yet most still continue to accept the “optional” system. Folks, nothing will change while you do. Remove the tips and...
Actually I think it was me, sorry. David
Actually I think it was me, sorry.

David
If you took a cruise aboard, say, P&O Ventura...
If you took a cruise aboard, say, P&O Ventura (not to be recommend though) you would realise that though Cunard is in the same race to the bottom as all the others, It’s just that they have not...