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#1
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Can you cancel the automatic tip charge on P&O ships if you are Anytime diners. We usually go fixed dining and you can vary tips on fixed but not sure about anytime dining. Info appreciated
#2
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Originally posted by Potty Terracotta
Can you cancel the automatic tip charge on P&O ships if you are Anytime diners. We usually go fixed dining and you can vary tips on fixed but not sure about anytime dining. Info appreciated
Yes, but how will you tip all the different waiters that serve you over the course of the cruise? Just easier to leave the auto tips on, rather than carry around cash to tip every night.
#3
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Originally posted by Potty Terracotta
Can you cancel the automatic tip charge on P&O ships if you are Anytime diners. We usually go fixed dining and you can vary tips on fixed but not sure about anytime dining. Info appreciated
Presumably you mean Freedom Diners. Yes, you need to go to the Reception to cancel the auto tips.

Now that the question has been answered can we please not get into another tipping debate?
#4
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Originally posted by dgs1956
Presumably you mean Freedom Diners. Yes, you need to go to the Reception to cancel the auto tips.

Now that the question has been answered can we please not get into another tipping debate?
Wishful thinking?
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Your best bet is make time and settle down and read the posts from only the other week

http://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/sho....php?t=2529808

Your answer should be in this post , happy reading
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Originally posted by Potty Terracotta
Can you cancel the automatic tip charge on P&O ships if you are Anytime diners. We usually go fixed dining and you can vary tips on fixed but not sure about anytime dining. Info appreciated

Yes you can cancel the automatic tip on Freedom dining altogether. Also if 2 people in the cabin you can leave one automatic tip on and cancel the other person's automatic tip.
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I am so pleased to be going on a cruise and avoiding the rest of this thread.


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Originally posted by Florry
I am so pleased to be going on a cruise and avoiding the rest of this thread.


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But will you be tipping!
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The answers to this thread made me laugh ;-)

For what its worth we always use Freedom Dining and in May decided to remove our auto tips and pay as we went for specific staff members. It didn't work so in August we went back to paying the gratuities and extra for those who went over and above like the cabin steward. To be honest, no one individual 'sparkled' on the dining room and all were ok, so we were glad that we had kept them on.

Not saying everyone should etc , but on this occasion it worked out well for us.
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#11
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Originally posted by Presto2
The answers to this thread made me laugh ;-)

For what its worth we always use Freedom Dining and in May decided to remove our auto tips and pay as we went for specific staff members. It didn't work so in August we went back to paying the gratuities and extra for those who went over and above like the cabin steward. To be honest, no one individual 'sparkled' on the dining room and all were ok, so we were glad that we had kept them on.

Not saying everyone should etc , but on this occasion it worked out well for us.
That's a good, considered answer.
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Originally posted by uk338
Hold on - i'm just going to get my popcorn....
Same here, but I don't see why someone would want to cheat others when they work very hard for them!
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Oh for goodness sake! Why don't P&O just do the same as Thomson and include the tips in the price, then everyone pays their share. Simples
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#16
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Originally posted by Presto2
To be honest, no one individual 'sparkled' on the dining room and all were ok, so we were glad that we had kept them on.
So the service was average, but you were glad you had tipped?

And that is why the automatic service charge is a terrible idea.
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Originally posted by CRUISIN LINDA
Oh for goodness sake! Why don't P&O just do the same as Thomson and include the tips in the price, then everyone pays their share. Simples
I think all the cruise lines should do that as it is the fairest way for everyone.

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Originally posted by insanemagnet
So the service was average, but you were glad you had tipped?

And that is why the automatic service charge is a terrible idea.
Quite agree
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#19
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Originally posted by insanemagnet
So the service was average, but you were glad you had tipped?

And that is why the automatic service charge is a terrible idea.
It did seem a strange choice of words about being glad he left the tips on because the service was just okay.

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#20
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Originally posted by Presto2
The answers to this thread made me laugh ;-)

For what its worth we always use Freedom Dining and in May decided to remove our auto tips and pay as we went for specific staff members. It didn't work so in August we went back to paying the gratuities and extra for those who went over and above like the cabin steward. To be honest, no one individual 'sparkled' on the dining room and all were ok, so we were glad that we had kept them on.

Not saying everyone should etc , but on this occasion it worked out well for us.
How much do people tip the cabin stewards or is this in the auto tips