May 2014 - Rhapsody of the Seas to Alaska - Inside Passage
The Servive was good. Especially "Peter", "Puto Yoga", & "Jerome". They get 5 Stars! One problem was with "Russian" in the Main Dining room. We were a 'Party of Six' and had requested to sit together... he said there was no Table left for 6 so we were split up ( 4 went to one Table & 2 went to another ) ...The request was made in advance, not as we walked in. Guess what? The 2 were seated at a Table for 8 and there were 4 empty seats!
As for Gratuities, it would be better if the automatic $24.00 a day Gratuity Charge was placed on the Cost of the Cruise rather than on the On-Board expense Voucher. The Company would not lose any money and the Staff might receive additional Gratuity. Sure, some would not leave additional tips, however, many would.