Episode: Cruise Resources 2014, Tipping Etiquette + Cruise News

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Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News:

  • New Camp Carnival rolling out
  • Carnival Freedom heads to Galveston
  • Royal Caribbean moves new ship to China
  • Japan cruise market
  • Norwegian’s Ultimate Dining Package will now include Cirque and Magic dinners 
  • Regal Princess done with sea trials 

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Listener question from Facebook:

I am looking for direction on the issue of tipping. We no longer use the Dining Room for our meals. We take our meals in the buffet or specialty restaurants. We are generous with our gratuities at these venues for good service.

A large portion of the tipping schedule is for dining room personnel, a service we do not use. What would be your recommendation in dealing with this discrepancy. We are told the gratuities are still circulated amongst all cruise personnel? Do we lessen the amount of tipping collected less the dining room portion?

What are your thoughts?

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