Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

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Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Very interesting read, thanks for the link.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

This is a nice side by side break out of the policies of the various cruise lines.  Thank you for posting.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I read the entire article but didn't find one cruise line listed that charged $23. Perhaps, though, that higher fee is for those in suites?  It was an interesting read.  At a Q & A session, a senior officer on HAL said that the gratuity is spread fleet-wide not just for workers on the ship we were ailing on - huh?  I wasn't too happy about that.  Gloria

NormIndy
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Thanks for posting. I do not like the practice of subsidizing crew pay with tips. Its a practice that restaurants have abused for years.

 

Its a way to keep their profits up while keeping their advertised price down. I have no issue with tipping for quality service but do wish they paid their associates a living wage not dependent on the kindness of others.

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

Carnival does invoice higher for suites but it's not $23.00 

 

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

 

Bummer!  I agree with you, this is NOT ok!

Kennicott
Contributor Level: Captain

The way I read the article is that 23 bucks is the most charged by any of them. So--- Oceania Cruises
Daily gratuity charge: $16 
Note: Passengers staying in top suites with butler service pay $23. Company policy
Additional charges: An 18% gratuity is added to bar bills, the bill for extra-charge eatery La Reserve and for services at ship spas. 

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