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A compulsory service charge would have to be...
A compulsory service charge would have to be included in the fare price, under UK legislation, so just as easy to increase the price in the first place.

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Absolutely nothing to see on that route. Make...
Absolutely nothing to see on that route. Make sure you have a good book to read.

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Our last cruise with Princess, we paid around...
Our last cruise with Princess, we paid around $500 auto tips. We also tipped our cabin steward, certain waiters and bar staff, so I really don't lie awake at night worrying that I did not give...
I said I wouldn't tip as the room service staff...
I said I wouldn't tip as the room service staff were part of the tip pool. As of yet, as far as I can see, no one has specifically been able to confirm one way or the other if this is the case or...
I tip virtually everywhere that a tip is...
I tip virtually everywhere that a tip is expected, and tip at the rate expected in that environment. So, in Australia or Japan, I don't tip, in Spain or Portugal I will tip a few euros and in the US...
OK - so I should just tip the same amount (say...
OK - so I should just tip the same amount (say $5) regardless of the value of the meal, as the service provided remains the same? I'll do that next time I visit the US and ignore the requested 20%...
OK - my view is that if someone is just...
OK - my view is that if someone is just delivering a pot of coffee to my cabin, there is no need to tip. Why should I? The cruise line is offering room service, and I cannot see why I should tip...
Or just make your own coffee with the kettle...
Or just make your own coffee with the kettle provided, depending on your cruise line.

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Early Spring is not that far away, so you may...
Early Spring is not that far away, so you may find that the best cabins and lowest prices have already gone. Unlike most other holidays, cruisers tend to book very early (18 months in advance) and...
Forum: Spain Ports
Posted By wowzz
Lanzarote is my favourite Canary Island. Thanks...
Lanzarote is my favourite Canary Island. Thanks to Manrique the worst excesses of other Spanish resorts have been avoided, and the terrain is different from anywhere else you will have been. We...
Forum: Spain Ports
Posted By wowzz
I doubt that you could get a taxi to come back at...
I doubt that you could get a taxi to come back at a certain time - not economic for the driver to return to Arecife and then come back. There are certainly not taxis waiting at the house. Most...
Surely it depends on the cruise line? Sent...
Surely it depends on the cruise line?

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We normally drink around 7 bottles of wine a week...
We normally drink around 7 bottles of wine a week at home. Hopefully we would drink twice that amount on a cruise.

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Been to Almeria (lived nearby), Tarragona and...
Been to Almeria (lived nearby), Tarragona and Roses. It really depends what you want to do, and how much travelling you are prepared to undertake. Personally , in all 3 I would just stroll into town,...
Nothing - I've already paid the auto tips. ...
Nothing - I've already paid the auto tips.

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Totally agree about the "cringe" factor. I have...
Totally agree about the "cringe" factor. I have been shot down in flames before on this forum about the awful sailaways, but given that most passengers seem to give them a miss ( on our last cruise...
There was a similar 'party' on our last Arcadia...
There was a similar 'party' on our last Arcadia cruise. Meet the officers with cocktails and nibbles. Nothing to do with status, you just had to pay. A profit generator, nothing more.

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Not sure about that. Tips are still expected by...
Not sure about that. Tips are still expected by many in the UK service sector, but not at the US level.

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Plus you have to factor in the cost of parking...
Plus you have to factor in the cost of parking the car at Southampton for the duration of the cruise, which could be more than the rail fare!

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Remember that the ambience on P&O will be totally...
Remember that the ambience on P&O will be totally different to that on your Florida cruise.

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Totally agree with you. Visited twice, the last...
Totally agree with you. Visited twice, the last time about 20 years ago to meet up with friends, and would never go again. Brash, vulgar, with laws that can be draconian.
Cannot see any attraction ...
The issue here of course, is that the guidelines...
The issue here of course, is that the guidelines have no basis in fact. Having lived in Spain for several years, I can vouch for the fact that if the guidelines had any resemblance to reality, every...
I have a feeling you are going to be...
I have a feeling you are going to be disappointed, although I do seem to member reading that P&O were going to treat each sector as a separate cruise, which, I presume, would mean that you could...
What is a "proper caution" ? Sent from my...
What is a "proper caution" ?

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Does the op have a single ticket, or two seperate...
Does the op have a single ticket, or two seperate tickets? If the latter, luggage will have to be collected, and there is insufficient time to catch the flight to Italy, which, as has been said, ...