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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by mooyagi » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:39 pm

    KevinP wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:, I usually tip around 20% for a full bill. I may kick an extra buck or two to a bartender as well, and sometimes they return the favor by giving me free drinks :cool:


    :lol: I concur. You throw a few extra $$ and get some free drinks. You end up making out on the deal. The bartender makes a few extra $$ with no skin off their back, and the corporation takes it up the ass by giving away free stuff (and their costs go up as well). That's THE AMERICAN WAY :shred:


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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by AlabastRDisastR » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:19 pm

    Metalwrath wrote:Pfft i'm not tipping anybody.
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by DrAmygdala » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:42 pm

    I'm not tipping on the cruise, and don't plan to drink alcohol so won't have to worry about that mandatory %15.

    When it comes to restaurants, I only tip if they've done a good job. My rule is to walk in with 20% and then deduct x% if they are slow or unfriendly. If service is really poor I have no problem leaving them no tip (and I used to be a waitress).
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by Davina » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:54 am

    While we're on the subject of tipping.....being from the UK I'm not really sure when it is or isn't right to tip and how much?

    We're going to be staying in a Hampton Inn and this provides a complimentary shuttle bus around the local area. Would it be normal to tip after every trip or just at the end of our stay? Also are you supposed to tip taxi drivers? What would be a reasonable tip? Thanks
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by Azazel101 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:43 am

    on my last carnival cruise I did have one bar tender i tiped the last day of the cruise.
    it made it easier to do so seeing all drinks were included but he did all ways have a beer ready for me when i walked his way :beerwink:
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by metalgoddess » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:52 am

    KevinP wrote:
    mooyagi wrote:, I usually tip around 20% for a full bill. I may kick an extra buck or two to a bartender as well, and sometimes they return the favor by giving me free drinks :cool:


    :lol: I concur. You throw a few extra $$ and get some free drinks. You end up making out on the deal. The bartender makes a few extra $$ with no skin off their back, and the corporation takes it up the ass by giving away free stuff (and their costs go up as well). That's THE AMERICAN WAY :shred:


    Me, too. When traveling to all inclusive resorts, where everything is paid including drinks, we always bring a wad of $1's to hand out for exceptional customer service.

    Makes them smile and with bartenders, you usually get stronger drinks and less wait time. Just sayin. :heavydrink:
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by mooyagi » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:39 am

    Davina wrote:While we're on the subject of tipping.....being from the UK I'm not really sure when it is or isn't right to tip and how much?

    We're going to be staying in a Hampton Inn and this provides a complimentary shuttle bus around the local area. Would it be normal to tip after every trip or just at the end of our stay? Also are you supposed to tip taxi drivers? What would be a reasonable tip? Thanks


    I would kick over a couple of bucks to the shuttle driver at the end of your trip but it's not truly necessary. Even a small amount would go appreciated. As for cab drivers, I usually do around 15% if they are fun to be in the car with. Deductions for being weird or almost getting me killed, which is most taxi drivers. This isn't a perfect collection (hell, there is a disclaimer right at the start of the article) but it'll at least give you some idea of what may be expected. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g191-s606/United-States:Tipping.And.Etiquette.html
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by Davina » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:37 am

    mooyagi wrote:
    Davina wrote:While we're on the subject of tipping.....being from the UK I'm not really sure when it is or isn't right to tip and how much?

    We're going to be staying in a Hampton Inn and this provides a complimentary shuttle bus around the local area. Would it be normal to tip after every trip or just at the end of our stay? Also are you supposed to tip taxi drivers? What would be a reasonable tip? Thanks


    I would kick over a couple of bucks to the shuttle driver at the end of your trip but it's not truly necessary. Even a small amount would go appreciated. As for cab drivers, I usually do around 15% if they are fun to be in the car with. Deductions for being weird or almost getting me killed, which is most taxi drivers. This isn't a perfect collection (hell, there is a disclaimer right at the start of the article) but it'll at least give you some idea of what may be expected. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g191-s606/United-States:Tipping.And.Etiquette.html


    Thanks, that's really helpful. :D
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by Dutchguy-Tim » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:48 am

    here's a tip for ya:

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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by mooyagi » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:33 pm

    Dutchguy-Tim wrote:here's a tip for ya:

    Don't eat the yellow snow!!!!!


    Why? What's wrong with it?
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by debborah1 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:38 pm

    My second job relies on tip's!! therefore....I am an excellent tipper :o)
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by bangers » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:53 am

    Yeh fuck tipping it's shit. In Australia we don't tip nor expect people to tip. Anyone who expects a tip is a greedy little snake.
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by Disaster Area » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:58 am

    bangers wrote:Yeh fuck tipping it's shit. In Australia we don't tip nor expect people to tip. Anyone who expects a tip is a greedy little snake.


    It's all cultural man, here (U.S.) waiters, bartenders and such get paid less than minimum wage in a lot of cases so they depend on tips as part of their income. I always research the local customs on tipping before traveling. Some people choose to dig up rocks, some choose to serve food and booze, it's all just about trying to make a living right? :cheers:
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by Memnoch » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:15 pm

    But wouldn't it be easier to just include a decent salary for waitresses etc. in the prices? And then, if you do a good or excellent job you get a little extra in the form of tip.
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by mooyagi » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:18 pm

    Memnoch wrote:But wouldn't it be easier to just include a decent salary for waitresses etc. in the prices? And then, if you do a good or excellent job you get a little extra in the form of tip.


    Unfortunately, that's not the system we have here. The restaurant/bar industry would never change it either because as it currently stands, they don't have to pay as much for their employees, adding more money for profit and whathaveyou. Increasing salaries to a livable wage would cut into their bottom line, and that just can't happen (though I'm not sure how much of an affect it would truly have, since I believe all operating costs including salaries are tax deductable, but I'm not an economist so i have no idea).
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by bangers » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:54 pm

    Yeh I meant that anyone in who expects a tip in Australia is a greedy snake.
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by bangers » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:58 pm

    When peoples livelihood depend on it, it's a different story. Either way it's a shit system and they should pay their employees properly.
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by mooyagi » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:58 pm

    At a restaurant in Munich the server was trying to score extra money off of us gullible American tourists by asking after we paid "What, no tip?" I promptly pointed to the gratuity included on the bill and told him to fuck off.
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by Dutchguy-Tim » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:22 pm

    now a more serious reply:
    I think you should earn your tip, not expect it.
    last time I want to a restaurant, and for a couple of times i had to ask for my drinks and when she brought it, it was the wrong drink.
    great way to loose your tip
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by Disaster Area » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:28 pm

    Dutchguy-Tim wrote:now a more serious reply:
    I think you should earn your tip, not expect it.
    last time I want to a restaurant, and for a couple of times i had to ask for my drinks and when she brought it, it was the wrong drink.
    great way to loose your tip



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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by TOM CRUISE » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:52 pm

    I will tip someone alright, right overboard. Metalwrath- Try norwegian prices. I was on a carnival cruise where a six pack of shite beer was 34 dollars (Including tip) I said "Do I bend over now or later" I imagine now its 7 or 8 bucks a pop. Bastards
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    Re: Tipping on the ship

    by sheila » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:47 pm

    The only time we ever tipped on any of the cruises we went on was for room service or if someone went out of their way to do something for us... Special bday or something... Otherwise this trip includes the tipping in the price of your tickets.... :death:
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