Tipping on a cruise #2

Let’s get back to our discussion on tipping when you are on a cruise.

Today we are going to start with how to tip.

  • Cruises used to give these little envelopes that you were to put your tips in. But almost no cruise company does that anymore.
  • Now most cruiselines give you at least the option of paying one service fee which they will distribute to everyone fair. [Some lines have made this service fee mandatory.] This saves you the time and trouble of having to figure how to pay.
  • You should also note that children are figured into the tipping calculations. The exception to this is infants and toddlers. And this makes sense because children can cause just as much trouble for wait staff as adults do.
  • But even if you do opt in to the service fee, keep some small bills on you for when you do see exemplary service. American money is always acceptable to everyone. Keep some ones, fives and tens on you at at all times.

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