Facebook can be great when you have an upcoming sailing. People usually create a Facebook group for their sailing and everyone can meet up and plan their cruise together, without even meeting. It’s great. I was on the page last night and tipping was brought up. The person said they were planning to remove gratuities from their onboard account. I was shocked.
Since I’m sailing on Carnival, we’ll use their tipping scale as the example. Carnival’s website says that voyages departing October 9, 2014 onward; the total amount is $12.00 per guest, per day charged automatically to your onboard account, and brokendown as follows:
- Stateroom service team, $3.90 per day
- Dining room service team, $6.10 per day
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