Cabin Stewards - Tipping

Do you tip the cabin steward above and beyond the daily "gratuity" charged ... If so, daily or at the end of your cruise.

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Depends entirely on the service. Usually, yes and at the end of the cruise.

Throughout the cruise.  And at the end.  Same thing with bartenders I like.  I get great service that way plus it makes me feel good.

On the first day I meet the steward he gets a nice tip, Depending on how the cruise goes, maybe something at the end.

Of course, we always fins our bartender......He gets a good tip.Happy

I like to pre-tip the cabin steward to make sure my ice bucket is filled up twice a day when the room gets cleaned.

It depends on the cabin steward. In most cases we do give him an extra tip and the amount depends how good he was.

We've left extra with a thank you note at the end of our cruise if the steward has been above average.

If we ask for something extra during the cruise, we tip a bit more at that point.  Otherwise, as long as service has been good, we tip extra at the end.  Only once have we not tipped extra since the room steward did nothing above the minimum and was actually rude to DD.  She was 26, but looked 16, and he was scolding her for putting the bunk up without his assistance.  DH actually did that, and shouldn't have, but we didn't know that.  He never said a word to DH or myself.  

I have had good cabin stewards and not so good stewards.  If they go above and beyond, I tip.  Generally what I mean is if they are always courteous, remember my name and clean my room, which has sometimes not happened, then yes definitely.

We've always had pretty good stewards so I usually tip upon arrival and throughout the cruise if I have special request. 

Cabin Steward Tipping.....it ain't cow tipping, but it's worth a try

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