Originally posted by: ItaVero
But - you are ALREADY paying automatic "gratuities." With additional penalties for every bar order. And you think you should owe ANOTHER "generous tip" to insure prompt service?
"Additional penalties for every bar order"
"And you think you should owe ANOTHER generous tip to insure prompt service"
DUDE!!! You've made your point that you want everything you get your hands on for free. You have no idea the distance that the servers are required to cover just so you can sit in your cabin and wait while pacing around for them to show up with your order. These workers work very hard for what they are paid and if I tip them on what the meal would cost me at home is okay by me. And if they tell me thank you and when I call them again, they'll make sure my wait time isn't as long? That's fine by me too.
Also, PAL, if I choose to order something more than a snack and it's going to cost a little more since it's above the normal request? That's fine by me too.
The cruise line isn't forcing you to use the service and if you don't want to pay for it, don't use it. It's just that simple.