Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone 

 

I know this can be a hot topic! But with tips, is it better for the crew in euros or dollars 

 

Steve 🙂 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they are working on ships out of Europe they may prefer Euros however i don't think it matters. We always tip in dollars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Official currency of NCL is $USD.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I plan on tipping bigger, The crew has lost so much money, and  i will tip a lot more and  in USD.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Imagine if cash tipping due to the physical contact is banned?  "What's your paypal/venmo?"  lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, NutsAboutGolf said:

Imagine if cash tipping due to the physical contact is banned?  "What's your paypal/venmo?"  lol

I didnt think of that, money has germs on it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always tip Filipinos in pesos so they need not worry about the exchange rate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, NutsAboutGolf said:

Imagine if cash tipping due to the physical contact is banned?  "What's your paypal/venmo?"  lol

I think that cash tipping may be discouraged in the future. I am averse to handling bills and coins now. In a COVID world some crew members will have the same concern.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
24 minutes ago, CruzRamirez said:

I think that cash tipping may be discouraged in the future. I am averse to handling bills and coins now. In a COVID world some crew members will have the same concern.

 

The more I think about this, you can microwave/fog/UV light cash and its fine.  I wonder about how you would tip bartenders, for example the bar by the pool on a sea day where there's a constant flow of customers meaning you don't have time to clean the cash.  Then I thought about it, they're probably doing a tip jar and will sanitize the whole thing after their shift.

Edited by NutsAboutGolf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, NutsAboutGolf said:

 

The more I think about this, you can microwave/fog/UV light cash and its fine.  I wonder about how you would tip bartenders, for example the bar by the pool on a sea day where there's a constant flow of customers meaning you don't have time to clean the cash.  Then I thought about it, they're probably doing a tip jar and will sanitize the whole thing after their shift.

i can sanitizer spray each bill before i hand it to them, lol 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, CruzRamirez said:

I think that cash tipping may be discouraged in the future. I am averse to handling bills and coins now. In a COVID world some crew members will have the same concern.

I highly doubt that; cash will always be king, until the government decides that electronic is better so that they can keep better track of who has it and how much they have; a no no as far as I am concerned.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, NutsAboutGolf said:

 

The more I think about this, you can microwave/fog/UV light cash and its fine.  I wonder about how you would tip bartenders, for example the bar by the pool on a sea day where there's a constant flow of customers meaning you don't have time to clean the cash.  Then I thought about it, they're probably doing a tip jar and will sanitize the whole thing after their shift.

You have to be careful about the microwave; some currencies have metal in them and could be a real problem when they catch on fire.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, SouthLyonCruiser said:

You have to be careful about the microwave; some currencies have metal in them and could be a real problem when they catch on fire.

 

Good point!  Also just thought some may be tipping with coins yet believe the overwhelming majority of cash tips will be USD singles.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hate tipping with credit cards its not that convenient. Its always better to hand a real cash in hands of a guy who made your day by wishing a good day or serving you whatever you asked for. Honestly, tipping is one of those things that wont go anywhere and we have to keep saying thank you to people serving us in such a way 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Related to tipping is the cruise lines requirement to still print paper receipts and require guests to sign.  Can't see them waiving that requirement and will probably simply encourage folks to use hand sanitizer after but I'd love to see a more innovative solution such signing to your smartphone.  Not everyone has a smartphone and they could be lost, stolen or break but I believe at least half of all passengers would prefer to use their their phones compared to pen and paper.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Why not just add some extra tip on the pay-slip you normally have to sign? Or, if you have a drinking package  and therefore no paper receipt to sign, you can just go to the front desk on board and ask them to charge you for a certain amount of extra tip to the person(s) of your choice - and I actually believe that it will be listed as tip with their name on your receipt.... (At least that used to be the case a few years ago).

Edited by TrumpyNor

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, TrumpyNor said:

Why not just add some extra tip on the pay-slip you normally have to sign? Or, if you have a drinking package  and therefore no paper receipt to sign, you can just go to the front desk on board and ask them to charge you for a certain amount of extra tip to the person(s) of your choice - and I actually believe that it will be listed as tip with their name on your receipt.... (At least that used to be the case a few years ago).

 

I think some people just like the act of tipping in cash.  Since I never carry cash unless I have to for some reason, I'm not in that camp (lol).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

What if we abolished the need to tip and instead NCL actually paid their employees the minimum wage in a first world country that they deserve?

 

Seriously though, if you have the option of tipping cash to a specific employee or paying the ship in general, please do the former. While germs are certainly a factor, I highly doubt anyone is going to be turning down extra dosh at the very low wages these cruise companies pay.

EDIT: To answer original question, dollars! Crew have their own bar, and a store on the ship they can buy stuff from, and I'm fairly sure they all use US currency?

Edited by Donniss
updated information

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whatever you give them, they'll appreciate it. Ive always used USD and you can tell they love it and it can be seen in the service. Works must better than the service charge, I usually just cancel it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Comi.uy said:

Whatever you give them, they'll appreciate it. Ive always used USD and you can tell they love it and it can be seen in the service. Works must better than the service charge, I usually just cancel it.

 

Tipping is a very personal decision, its nobody's business but yours.  Just understand if you cancel the service and cash tip the same amount to only the crew/staff you interactive with, you're paying them extra and not paying the behind the scene people including the chefs.  Removing the service charge reduces the wage to people who get paid the least on the ship.

 

image.png.9b945d5ad43eb2cc4fba4e1ff12468c3.png

Share this post


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

What if we abolished the need to tip and instead NCL actually paid their employees the minimum wage in a first world country that they deserve?

 

Seriously though, if you have the option of tipping cash to a specific employee or paying the ship in general, please do the former. While germs are certainly a factor, I highly doubt anyone is going to be turning down extra dosh at the very low wages these cruise companies pay.

EDIT: To answer original question, dollars! Crew have their own bar, and a store on the ship they can buy stuff from, and I'm fairly sure they all use US currency?

 

In order to do that, simply only book Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas sailings 😄

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
      • Forum Assistance
      • SPECIAL EVENT: Q&A with the Quark Expeditions Team!
      • 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...