Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Goofyfanatic

Coastal Kitchen part of tip pool?

Recommended Posts

Good morning all

 

 this is a different question in regards to tipping.
 

If this has been asked before and I missed it I am sorry  

not looking to save on tips and in fact the answer to this question might cost us extra!

 

 Do the servers in Coastal Kitchen share in the tip poll? Our server had been great and we want to make sure he gets taken care of when it comes to the tips. If they don’t we will make sure to Tip him extra. 
 

we will not be in the MDR at all on this trip but will probably leave the tips as they are being charged either way

 

 thanks in advance

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've been told that the servers in CK are part of the standard tip pool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:

We've been told that the servers in CK are part of the standard tip pool.

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We figured at least $10 per dinner meal in the CK for great service in addition to pre paid Suite Tips. We would tip all the wait staff on last day. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • We were on Ovation of the Seas just this last season. We asked the the head maitre d (not sure of his title) in charge of CK and he told us that yes the waiters working in CK are in fact part of the "standard tip pool" but you can reward the CK wait staff a couple of ways:
  • 1. If you want to do a "separate tip pool for CK" (over and above the other) he will split it with the CK staff only. - This works because all week long we had great service and our dinning staff did rotate through out our cruise. We did use CK for most of our meals ie: breakfast, lunch, & dinner and even had meals prepared extra to take back to our suites if we wanted. (which we did)
  • 2. If you wanted to tip any wait staff in CK that you felt went over and above in service then he suggested that you may do so and just hand it to them separately. He also stated that this is what his staff works for in their goals on this particular ship. Note: We did tip extra in this manor as well. The service at CK was great all week long and never once had any long delays in getting our food or getting a table at anytime. We did make a few changes in our times and never once arrive and not walk straight to a table for our party. We were traveling with 3 separate suites and a total party of 7 guests.
  • Our whole party agreed that a few staff members stood out and did go over and above in the level of service expected on a cruise. So we did in fact reward those staff members accordingly. This was a no brainer for us as we are very generous if we see & feel a crew member works hard in delivering great service. We are always looking to be pampered and it's a vacation so we just budget our gratuities into our vacation. 
  • Just a side note: the head maitre d that we talked to was very genuine in his answer and we did not in any way feel like he was manipulating us in tipping extra. He also told us to do what your heart tells you and what you can afford and the staff will appreciate it no matter how much it is.  
  • Anyone have any comments or different experiences please feel free to reply....
  • Happy Sailing All!
Edited by bpphoto

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

We figured at least $10 per dinner meal in the CK for great service in addition to pre paid Suite Tips. We would tip all the wait staff on last day. 

I was thinking of tipping the waiter $100 for the nine nights. So I am in line with your thoughts. 
 

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Goofyfanatic said:

I was thinking of tipping the waiter $100 for the nine nights. So I am in line with your thoughts. 
 

Thanks

Yes. I’m sure they would be pleased. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2019
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...