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Will be sailing in November on the Veendam and wanted to prepay gratuities. I know we can buy credits and let those credits absorb the tips but wondered if you can just pre pay the tips. I tried searching but nothing came up. I thought I saw a post a few days ago, but of course can't find it now.

Thanks for any help.

Charlene

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Call your travel agent or HAL Worldwide Shore Serices - they can be added up to 7 days prior to departure as a special service item and must be paid in full via credit card when added

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I posted about prepaid gratuities recently. We have paid ours and it show up on the invoice. We booked directly with Holland America in the UK if this helps.

 

Scotslizzy   

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In the US, I don't think you can prepay the gratuities when you book.  What Atlanta Cruiser said seems like a lot of trouble.  I wish HAL would handle prepayment like Carnival does.

 

Roz

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Posted (edited)

The thread you are speaking of was earlier this week.  There is a posting on it by AtlantaCruiser72  that says - 

"HAL has recently allowed pre-payment of tips, but have not made it widely known - I only discovered it by accident one day!!!  Travel agents can go into the POLAR booking system and add under gifts and services, but payment via CC MUST be applied at the time they are added.  I would assume HAL agents can do the same"

Hope this helps.

Edited by regnig
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