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Unlimited dining plan, do you tip extra? How much?

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So it will be just me and my husband on a 7 night cruise next month and we Purchased the unlimited dining plan.  When I purchased it on the cruise planner, it says tips are included.  Do you tip on top of that?  If so how much is good for 2 people?  Just trying to figure out how much cash to bring.  
 

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Loralie

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I did, usually $5 per person extra - no need for cash, you are able to add it to the slip they give you.

 

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When we buy a deeply discounted dining package we always tip in cash.  Usually $10 to $20 per couple depending on service.  When we have purchased on board at full price with gratuity added, we do not leave an additional tip.

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Remember that a gratuity is ADDED to the cost of the package...so take that into account!

 

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14 minutes ago, dplusd said:

When we buy a deeply discounted dining package we always tip in cash.  Usually $10 to $20 per couple depending on service.  When we have purchased on board at full price with gratuity added, we do not leave an additional tip.

 

We also tip $10 - $20 in cash, depending on the service, for the two of us when we pre-purchase any of the Dining Packages.

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37 minutes ago, dplusd said:

When we buy a deeply discounted dining package we always tip in cash.  Usually $10 to $20 per couple depending on service.  When we have purchased on board at full price with gratuity added, we do not leave an additional tip.

 

18 minutes ago, pstone1 said:

 

We also tip $10 - $20 in cash, depending on the service, for the two of us when we pre-purchase any of the Dining Packages.

 

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We usually write in $10 per meal if the service warrants, which it always has.  Last cruise we had the Chops every day package and in addition to the $10 each meal we left $20 cash for the waitress who had served us every lunch and dinner.  

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1 hour ago, cb at sea said:

Remember that a gratuity is ADDED to the cost of the package...so take that into account!

 

For the UDP no tip is added when you purchase it.

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1 hour ago, later said:

For the UDP no tip is added when you purchase it.

On my cruise planner Order information, it says the gratuity is included.

 

Loralie

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6 minutes ago, Loralie said:

On my cruise planner Order information, it says the gratuity is included.

 

Loralie

Yes it says it included but they get 18% added to the full price ($45+ depending on restaurant). The UDP is usually $25 or less per meal with no additional tip added. So they obviously are getting much less than the 18% number even if you leave $10 per couple.

 

it is still up to you because it says tip included but we tip knowing that it is still costing us a lot less than what we would be paying for full price.

 

$45x2=$90 plus 18% auto tip added equals $98.10.  With the package $25x2 or $50 plus tip if you wish is $60.

 

Obviously  the price of specialty restaurants very by ship.

 


 

 

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We didn’t realize no tip was built in, when we did UDP, so we only did $5 😞. Next time we will for sure do $10-20

Edited by vacationlover_mn

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7 hours ago, later said:

Yes it says it included but they get 18% added to the full price ($45+ depending on restaurant). The UDP is usually $25 or less per meal with no additional tip added. So they obviously are getting much less than the 18% number even if you leave $10 per couple.

 

it is still up to you because it says tip included but we tip knowing that it is still costing us a lot less than what we would be paying for full price.

 

$45x2=$90 plus 18% auto tip added equals $98.10.  With the package $25x2 or $50 plus tip if you wish is $60.

 

Obviously  the price of specialty restaurants very by ship.

 


 

 

Thanks for clarifying it.  We will definitely tip extra.

 

Loralie

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11 hours ago, cb at sea said:

Remember that a gratuity is ADDED to the cost of the package...so take that into account!

 

This is true!

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40 minutes ago, springfire said:

This is true!

No gratuity is added to any dining package purchased in the cruise planner.      

 

If purchased on board a gratuity is added.  

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5 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

No gratuity is added to any dining package purchased in the cruise planner.  u    

 

If purchased on board a gratuity is added.  

 That's why it's better to buy the dining package in the cruise planner when it goes on sale.

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14 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

No gratuity is added to any dining package purchased in the cruise planner.      

 

If purchased on board a gratuity is added.  

Q

Are there any gratuities included in the dining package?

A

 

 

Gratuities are included in all dining packages that are purchased via Cruise Planner. Dining packages purchased onboard will have an 18% gratuity added to the purchase price.

Guests who have a reservation with payment may also contact 1-800-398-9819 for Pre-Cruise Planning Assistance.

 

BROWSE DINING PACKAGES

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19 minutes ago, springfire said:
Q

Are there any gratuities included in the dining package?

A

 

 

Gratuities are included in all dining packages that are purchased via Cruise Planner. Dining packages purchased onboard will have an 18% gratuity added to the purchase price.

Guests who have a reservation with payment may also contact 1-800-398-9819 for Pre-Cruise Planning Assistance.

 

BROWSE DINING PACKAGES

Why is this so hard for some people to understand?

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8 hours ago, Readytogo said:

Why is this so hard for some people to understand?

Because some posters on here post information that is just not true.

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We always leave a cash tip for every meal regardless of where we eat - even in the WJ.  $5 for breakfast, $10 for lunch and $20 for dinner.

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A gratuity is included when you purchase the package.  How much?  Who knows.  But you are also still paying your regular daily gratuity for services on the ship.  It takes something really wow/spectacular to warrant triple tipping so I bring some extra cash but if service is poor to OK no triple tip.  

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1 minute ago, LMaxwell said:

A gratuity is included when you purchase the package.  How much?  Who knows.  But you are also still paying your regular daily gratuity for services on the ship.  It takes something really wow/spectacular to warrant triple tipping so I bring some extra cash but if service is poor to OK no triple tip.  

completely agree

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On 10/21/2019 at 8:16 AM, LMaxwell said:

A gratuity is included when you purchase the package.  How much?  Who knows.  But you are also still paying your regular daily gratuity for services on the ship.  It takes something really wow/spectacular to warrant triple tipping so I bring some extra cash but if service is poor to OK no triple tip.  

Agreed!!! 

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On 10/20/2019 at 12:42 PM, later said:

$45x2=$90 plus 18% auto tip added equals $98.10.

 


Might want to check your math....

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31 minutes ago, brillohead said:


Might want to check your math....

Haha. I was thinking the same thing.

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