Posted August 11th, 2017, 04:01 PM
Well, we are going for the compromise - after much soul searching and reviewing all of the many, many threads for and against. We are going to compromise.
One of us will take off the auto tips and the other pay them -- and sign for everything. We will take the other gratuities in cash (and extra) and give individual gratuities at the end of the cruise as appropriate. This will be no less than the auto gratuities and may be more if we feel appropriate. I know that many of you will not agree, but we feel happier with this one. It still wipes out all of our OBC given for booking 18 months early but hey ho ....
We have thought long and hard about all of this and would prefer that P&O just include the 'tips' for everyone like in the UK and then there can be a 'line' on the 'bill' when you sign for your meal / drinks where you can pay a gratuity for staff like you can in a UK restaurant. If this cruise line is supposed to be British please can we just run like a British restaurant or hotel then please, please, please can this be sorted.
We'd even smile about late embarkation if they did ..........................
No more comments from us ------- we'll be busy packing our 6 cases tomorrow
P&O Ventura 15.08.17 : Spain & the Greek Islands
P&O Britannia 28.05.17 : Iberian Cruise
P&O Oceana 10.08.16 : Western Med fly cruise
P&O Britannia 25.07.15 : Iberia and Canaries
P&O Oceana 08.04.15 : Western Med
P&O Oceana 19.04.14 : Iberian Cruise
RCI Independence of the Seas 29.10.13 : Mini cruise
Celebrity Silhouette 12:08:13 : Greek Islands / Italy
Celebrity Silhouette 10:08:12 : Adriatic / Venice
Celebrity Silhouette 10:08:11 : Eastern Med/Holy Land
P&O Oceana August 2010 : Western Med
Ocean Village 02:08:09 : Eastern Med / Crete
Louis Cruises August 2001 : Egypt