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Increase in amount for prepaid tips?

Discussion in 'Royal Caribbean International' started by ViviW, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. ViviW

    ViviW New Member

    Recently I saw a post on another board about the prepaid tips on RCL being increased by 19%. I haven't been able to find anything else saying this is true. Anyone else hear about this? BTW, I don't disagree that the prepaid tip amount should be increased, I'm just wondering if the post was true.
     
  2. Cruizer

    Cruizer Well-Known Member

    From the Royal Caribbean website ...

    Our suggested gratuity guidelines take in account our crew members that work hard to provide and maintain the highest level of service while sailing the high seas. Whether working behind the scenes or serving your evening meal, our staff and crew make sure you enjoy every moment spent onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

    The daily amounts below have been calculated with this in mind. For new bookings that set sail on or after July 1, 2011, the suggested gratuities are:
    [TABLE]
    [TR]
    [TD]Waiter:[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]$3.75 USD[/TD]
    [TD]a day per guest[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Assistant Waiter:[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]$2.15 USD[/TD]
    [TD]a day per guest[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Head Waiter:[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]$.75 USD[/TD]
    [TD]a day per guest[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Stateroom Attendant/
    Other Housekeeping Services:[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]$5.00 USD[/TD]
    [TD]a day per guest[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [TR]
    [TD]Suite Attendant/
    Other Housekeeping Services:[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"]$7.25 USD[/TD]
    [TD]a day per guest[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]

    Gratuities are voluntary and at the discretion of each guest. These guidelines serve as suggestions to help guest express their gratitude for the outstanding service they experience on their Royal Caribbean cruise vacation.

    Note: These gratuities apply to guests of all ages. Gratuities for other service personnel are at your discretion. A 15% gratuity will automatically be added to any purchases in the bar, dining room, spa services and salon services.

    What are the gratuity guidelines for cruises? - Royal Caribbean International
     
  3. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Cruiser, thanks for the research
     
  4. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    The prepaid gratuities per person for 7 nights for guests in balcony cabins aboard Oasis next November are $81.55. That's $11.65 per day, adults and children alike.
     

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