In order to prep for our upcoming cruise, we have been doing our homework and have viewed a few you tube videos with suggestions on a variety of subjects. One subject that I am waffling about concerns a gift basket to our room steward. We are viewing this a gesture of" let us take of your needs so that you can take of ours for the next week( or so)"
I am looking for experiences, suggestions, etc. People have suggested a mix of necessities along with some luxury items. I have heard laundry soap pods( since people that live their lives on the ship pay dearly for things like doing laundry), godiva chocolates, stationary and stamps.
Do frequent cruisers find that it helps to grease the wheel a bit? If so, what has received the greatest level of appreciation. Thank you for your suggestions.