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I've always been asked, and both morning and evening...or both

have been offered.

 

I normally choose evening....since I like to sleep in late when I am on vacation aboard.

 

David

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4 minutes ago, mexicobob said:

Amen to that. Same thing has happened to me.

Yep. People who complain about cruise line cabin service obviously haven't stayed in an average US hotel lately. 

 

The hotels also seem to require masks regardless of vaccination status.

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3 hours ago, amypintx said:

 

Same for us. I don't understand the uproar over the once a day thing. Most hotels have only ever cleaned once a day. 

Because they would clean top to bottom during the day and return in the evening for  straightening up, clean towels, leave chocolates, turn down the beds, create a towel animal and set the lights for evening.  It was always a lovely way to return to your room to see

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I'm actually pretty excited about just an evening service.  All too often I wanted to relax on the balcony and felt like I needed to leave the cabin so they could clean.  Or I would come back from breakfast wanting to chill in the room for a bit but had to go do something else because they weren't quite done.

 

An evening service while we are having dinner and watching a show is perfect.

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After the last year and a half and my traveling and having ZERO housekeeping for an entire stay and my "free breakfasts" being non-existent.

 

Lot of stuff I was used to or paid for I didn't get

 

I can be good with one evening service

 

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6 minutes ago, BlerkOne said:

Yep. People who complain about cruise line cabin service obviously haven't stayed in an average US hotel lately. 

 

The hotels also seem to require masks regardless of vaccination status.

The few hotels that I have stayed at recently provided no housekeeping service and required masks at all times inside. Breakfast was also limited. These were either a Hilton or Holiday Inn.

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13 minutes ago, jperry2011 said:

I only need new towels and the bed made. Twice a day is a bit much. 

Many are under the impression that the cabins were cleaned twice a day. Not so. In the evening turn down service was provided and just like a first class hotel ashore this included: emptying the waste baskets, exchanging fresh towels for used towels left on the floor, turning down the bed and adding a towel animal. 

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3 hours ago, amypintx said:

Same for us. I don't understand the uproar over the once a day thing. Most hotels have only ever cleaned once a day. 

 

I’m at a hotel right now and their new post-COVID normal is cleaning every 3 days!  You can request things as you need them, but it’s quite the difference. I’ll be OK with once a day cleaning, as long as ice, towels etc can be obtained as needed.

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15 minutes ago, Elaine5715 said:

Because they would clean top to bottom during the day and return in the evening for  straightening up, clean towels, leave chocolates, turn down the beds, create a towel animal and set the lights for evening.  It was always a lovely way to return to your room to see

What century was that? There haven't been chocolates for years and turning off all lights is more environmentally friendly. 

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12 minutes ago, mexicobob said:

The few hotels that I have stayed at recently provided no housekeeping service and required masks at all times inside. Breakfast was also limited. These were either a Hilton or Holiday Inn.

I will add even in Florida. Hilton or Holiday Inn chains for us. Maybe a Sheraton or two 

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It looks like most people choose evening cleaning.  We always choose morning cleaning.  We like to eat breakfast and then go for a walk around the jogging track.  We only need extra towels.  We are fairly neat, so the cabin is fine with service just once a day. 

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16 minutes ago, TNcruising02 said:

It looks like most people choose evening cleaning.  We always choose morning cleaning.  We like to eat breakfast and then go for a walk around the jogging track.  We only need extra towels.  We are fairly neat, so the cabin is fine with service just once a day. 

Same here. Morning cleaning only. We get up, shower, get dressed, head out to breakfast. Then stroll around that magnificent ship, stop in at the gift shop, explore a bit more. After that we go back to the room with drink in hand and relax on the balcony. And like magic, the room is clean and fresh. Of course leaving a $20 tip at the beginning of the cruise didn't hurt any! :classic_laugh: 

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I’m sticking with morning as well. Mine & my hubby’s body clocks wake us up early, just like home. I do enjoy having a clean room all day. I will miss the towel animals on the bed, but it’s not any kind of deal breaker 😂.  
 

Can I add that we took our first cruise in 1986, then didn’t get into frequent cruising till over a decade ago. I’ve never noticed  “top to bottom” super clean cabins that we’re staying in.  It hasn’t bothered me all that much, since I enjoy Carnival cruises the best.   I also do not believe that the crew specifically clean a Platinum or Diamond  guests cabins better!  Ridiculous idea, IMHO.

 

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1 hour ago, BlerkOne said:

What century was that? There haven't been chocolates for years and turning off all lights is more environmentally friendly. 

Wasn't that long ago and leaving a table light on is not "environmental unfriendly"

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1 hour ago, sanmarcosman said:

Many are under the impression that the cabins were cleaned twice a day. Not so. In the evening turn down service was provided and just like a first class hotel ashore this included: emptying the waste baskets, exchanging fresh towels for used towels left on the floor, turning down the bed and adding a towel animal. 


   Yep, that has been our experience too. I’ll also say, WHEN they had the chocolates … IF we opened them (usually too full) seems they usually had a light whitish color on them. You know what I mean? Like older chocolate or cheaper chocolate.  Good for Carnival for tossing them to the side —so to speak.

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Just now, Markmom18 said:


   Yep, that has been our experience too. I’ll also say, WHEN they had the chocolates … IF we opened them (usually too full) seems they usually had a light whitish color on them. You know what I mean?

Bobbi 

Yes, like finding old chocolates buried for months under the fake grass in an Easter basket and upon unwrapping it the Palmers brand cheap vanillin flavored "chocolate" had turned white. 

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5 minutes ago, Elaine5715 said:

Wasn't that long ago and leaving a table light on is not "environmental unfriendly"

Change happens. Conservation of energy, no matter how small, adds up. Especially when you multiply that one little table lamp by thousands.

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5 hours ago, amypintx said:

 

Same for us. I don't understand the uproar over the once a day thing. Most hotels have only ever cleaned once a day. 

Yes, but I don't  tip $15 a day either

 

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5 minutes ago, Verde Man said:

Yes, but I don't  tip $15 a day either

 

You're right, it's such a great deal on a cruise. I often tip $15 bucks (usually much more) on just one single meal service. On a cruise you get so much more for your $15 tip; a whole days worth of meals and cabin service and all the behind the scenes folks who make that happen as well. Such a great value!  

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If you slip your room steward a couple of $100 bills at the beginning of the week, make it clear that you will not be deducting the auto gratuity, and ask politely, maybe they would do a full morning clean and evening turndown just for you every day?  Each steward probably has the responsibility of doing more rooms so this may not be an option for more than one or two bigshot passengers per cruise per steward.

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3 hours ago, Elaine5715 said:

Wasn't that long ago and leaving a table light on is not "environmental unfriendly"

Is this even possible anymore?  I thought you had to leave your key card in the slot in order to have lighting in the room.  I doubt too many stewards would so actively and overtly flout the rules by leaving a card in the slot when you are not there.

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8 hours ago, mexicobob said:

The few hotels that I have stayed at recently provided no housekeeping service and required masks at all times inside. Breakfast was also limited. These were either a Hilton or Holiday Inn.

Same. Over pandemic, stayed at a couple Hampton Inns and major casinos.

and there were no discounts for the lack of these things

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