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Pre-Covid (2018):  For us it depends upon how much we use him.  For a 7 night on Anthem we tipped $600 (we rarely used the Genie).  For a 7-night on Oasis we tipped $800 as we did use our Genie to make reservations for us.  We didn't have any in-suite dining or parties.  We also did additional tips to the Cabin Stewart each time (think it was $100).  

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We have always given between $400 and $600 for 4 of us.  Depends on what they do.  I know on Anthem we were always trying to get time at iFly and bumper cars so paid at least $600.  On Oasis we only paid $400 because there was not much we asked for except show times.  Hope you get your Star Class suite.  Once we were in one we have not been back to a regular balcony.

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We usually tip between $500-700 depending on what we do.  In-suite parties are a huge amount of work for the Genie and room attendants. We rarely do the parties anymore. They were really fun but became a lot of work for US too so we haven’t done one in a while.

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5 minutes ago, Ashland said:

Are these completely separate from your cabin steward or do they share?

 

Sepetate, the Genie does not participate in the std gratuities pool.

 

FWIW, we felt our cabin attendant deserved more than our Genie. 

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What is the Royal Genie?

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The Royal Genie is the ultimate insider, crafting exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences, all designed around the Star suite guest. The Royal Genie does not just tend to the Star guest’s suite — they make the entire ship their suite, creating personalized VIP experiences tailored to the guest’s exact tastes.

Royal Genie Services exclusive for Star guests:

  • Royal Genie Escort and Expedited Luggage Handling on Day of Boarding and Final Departure
  • Arranges Prime Seating in Select Entertainment Venues
  • Provides Dining and Beverage Recommendations and Manages Reservations
  • Coordinates Shopping in Onboard Luxury Brand Boutiques
  • Plans Special Celebrations for Personal Events
  • Handles Special Requests
  • And much more…

Royal Genie Services are for guests residing in Star Suites. Due to the exclusive nature of these services, they cannot be extended to friends and family members sailing on the same voyage who are not booked as Star guests.

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12 minutes ago, mttwinmom said:

Do you mind telling me what a Genie is, I guess I"ve never had one before.

 

kinda like a personal butler.   they can arrange in cabin parties, book your shows, speciality dining, flowrider time slots, aqua theater, etc etc etc

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16 minutes ago, neverbeenhere said:

What is the Royal Genie?

A

 

 

The Royal Genie is the ultimate insider, crafting exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences, all designed around the Star suite guest. The Royal Genie does not just tend to the Star guest’s suite — they make the entire ship their suite, creating personalized VIP experiences tailored to the guest’s exact tastes.

Royal Genie Services exclusive for Star guests:

  • Royal Genie Escort and Expedited Luggage Handling on Day of Boarding and Final Departure
  • Arranges Prime Seating in Select Entertainment Venues
  • Provides Dining and Beverage Recommendations and Manages Reservations
  • Coordinates Shopping in Onboard Luxury Brand Boutiques
  • Plans Special Celebrations for Personal Events
  • Handles Special Requests
  • And much more…

Royal Genie Services are for guests residing in Star Suites. Due to the exclusive nature of these services, they cannot be extended to friends and family members sailing on the same voyage who are not booked as Star guests.

What cabins/ships are star class and have genie's?

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22 minutes ago, neverbeenhere said:
  • Oasis of the Seas
  • Allure of the Seas
  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas
  • Quantum of the Seas (Singapore sailings)
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Ovation of the Seas


And probably Wonder of the Seas starting March.

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26 minutes ago, neverbeenhere said:
  • Oasis of the Seas
  • Allure of the Seas
  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas
  • Quantum of the Seas (Singapore sailings)
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Ovation of the Seas

 

Odyssey 

 

Spectrum doesn't have them🤔

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From a FB post  Tip included?
 
Tip is included in Star pricing which is one reason Star cost much greater. We are a family of four. We keep our suite extremely tidy. I have our itinerary completed in advanced and provided to Genie so everything is already arranged prior to boarding. My itinerary includes everything from shows, entertainment, excursions, dining, suite request, etc... It is extremely beneficial and great way to get to know your Genie.
I always provide hand written thank you's to our Genie and cabin steward with additional cash tips.
Only one time have I had to request a different Genie and cabin steward...different cruises.
We are very detailed, organized, tidy and low demand but do expect exceptional service.
There definitely is a difference in level of experience with Genies and cabin stewards.
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1 hour ago, neverbeenhere said:
  • Oasis of the Seas
  • Allure of the Seas
  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas
  • Quantum of the Seas (Singapore sailings)
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Ovation of the Seas

I also asked what cabin categories are star class...thanks

2 bedroom GS on Harmony ?

 

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I am the Genie of my family. I wish I was tipped by my family as generous as some of above posters did. I do more than the Genie on the ship, reservation, booking, tidy up, emotional support 24/7, cooking, looking after family well being, packing, on demand service 24/7 and other tasks for the other half that can not be published... 

 

No, I won't tip the Genie if I have no need to use the service, or feel pressured to tip the Genie if I want nothing in the week onboard.

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43 minutes ago, Ashland said:

I also asked what cabin categories are star class...thanks

2 bedroom GS on Harmony ?

 

  • Ultimate Family Suite
  • Royal Loft Suite
  • Villa Suite – 4 Bedrooms
  • Owner’s Loft Suite
  • Grand Loft Suite
  • Owner’s Panoramic Suite – 1 Bedrooms
  • Grand Panoramic Suite – 1 Bedroom
  • Star Loft Suite
  • Spacious AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony – 2 Bedrooms
  • AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony – 2 Bedrooms 


These are all the categories that are Star Class (fleet wide) not specific to one particular ship.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jkaczanowski said:


And probably Wonder of the Seas starting March.

 

Hopefully.  😉  Curiously, when you looked up availability for booking on Wonder and expanding the cabin type info, Sky class cabins were labeled as such.  However none of the Star Class rooms were labeled as Star Class as one of the features.  I’m pretty sure they would be due to the price, but who knows.  If for some strange reason they are not, I will definitely be cancelling my booking.

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37 minutes ago, TheBucketLister said:

 

Hopefully.  😉  Curiously, when you looked up availability for booking on Wonder and expanding the cabin type info, Sky class cabins were labeled as such.  However none of the Star Class rooms were labeled as Star Class as one of the features.  I’m pretty sure they would be due to the price, but who knows.  If for some strange reason they are not, I will definitely be cancelling my booking.


Yep.  Us too.  We’re in an A2 on the 3/18.  Remarkably the 1BR A3s weren’t much less expensive, so I have some concerns.  But I keep reminding myself that they probably copied room descriptions from the Asian sailings which don’t have genies.    

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