Posted August 3rd, 2017, 03:48 AM
I'm sailing on QM2 across the pond tomorrow, and want to remove the auto gratuities from my account. Do I have to do this straight away or can it be done at any time before the last night? ( That's not to say I won't tip individual crew members, I just prefer it to be my choice of amount and who to tip ) ( Although being British I find the whole concept of tipping uncomfortable )
It can still be your "choice of amount and who to tip" if you leave the "auto-tip" in place, as I do, and then tip on top only where you think it is deserved (so on some short cruises I've tipped nothing extra, merely leaving the auto-tip, the service was nothing out of the ordinary).
Simply reward, in person, those members of the crew who do that little bit extra, that are esp good.
When I hand over any tips I do so very discreetly, so that hardly anyone else knows that I have done so. I adopted this after seeing some passengers handing over envelopes with a flourish. They'd produce them like rabbits out of a hat, and then distribute them like Lady Bountiful.
Hope this helps, have the most wonderful crossing