Got several emails this am..one for each of our booked cruises..NCL is raising their svc charge to 14.99 p/p p/d for any cabin up to mini-suite, and 17.99 for any suite or Haven. Thats up a buck for a standard balcony. Bookings made prior to 3/31/19 are exempt. Far be it for me to complain. First, its pointless. EVERYTHING costs more. Second, its cruising. Complaining is somewhat tacky. There may be a gazillion people who cruise, and even cruise regularly. Theres also a gazillion people who cant afford it and maybe never will. And third, and most importantly, I like to pretend that the folks who have to bust their tails working these ships to keep us happy will get some kind of a raise.
Several months ago we fiddled with a thread on how they actually get paid. I did some surfing, and it was certainly an eye opener..and somewhat depressing..I suspect it had more or less the same effect on several of you folks as well. Especially experienced cruisers..It actually changed my attitude towards tipping on board. I tip more..not less.