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    Glasgow is not British then ?? I don't winge, I just refuse to pay Auto tips, end of story.............

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    A mutiny That's just what they need to bring this greedy practice to an end..
    Smee if you start a mutiny they might bring back keelhauling.........

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    Glasgow is not British then ?? I don't winge, I just refuse to pay Auto tips, end of story.............
    You give the Brits a bad name - in instances like this I am Scots/Irish - most folk can't tell the difference.

    I repeat you know the deal on tips - pay up or don't cruise - JMHO

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    You give the Brits a bad name - in instances like this I am Scots/Irish - most folk can't tell the difference.

    I repeat you know the deal on tips - pay up or don't cruise - JMHO

    Annie

    Annie if you were on this cruise you would of been probably the only brit not complaining! Ha ha, I paid my grats up front! Luckily ideal cruising gave me £75 voucher so i just paid the rest up front! but trust me i would of been stood there complaining too! Sort yourself out girl and stand up for yourself!!!


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    I always pay my gratuities up front - I consider it part of the cruise cost.

    I sincerely hope that the cruiselines consolidate the gratuities into the fare cost.

    I just don't get why you all whinge - sorry JMHO but you are.

    My last post on the subject.

    Amen

    Happy Christmas

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    !2USD used to ahead of the industry average however most lines have caught up or are very near that figure at this stage. I think RCI is USD 11.85 per day - now how the hell did they arrive at that sum!
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    I too was on this cruise and couldn't believe the length of people queing up at the reception desk. Although I was not happy being charged 12usd daily, I just paid up and shut up. It was the cost of the drinks that I disapproved of, All I can say, it was a alcohol free cruise for me, No way was I going to pay 3 times the amount you get charged in my local pub!
    That makes MSC's €7 pp per day (USD $9.20) seem almost reasonable, and there are plenty of people who whinge about MSC's grats.

    On RCI in Oct we paid £8.36 pppd which is $13pppd

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    You give the Brits a bad name - in instances like this I am Scots/Irish - most folk can't tell the difference.

    I repeat you know the deal on tips - pay up or don't cruise - JMHO

    Annie
    As I already said I don't pay this auto tip nonsense but still cruise frequently............

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    Tax

    I have been led to believe that the gratuity part of the crew wages is not taxable in the same way as salaries for the cruise lines. Does any forum member have any facts?


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    We only have the cruise operators word that the all this money even goes to the crew..?

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    I always pay my gratuities up front - I consider it part of the cruise cost.

    I sincerely hope that the cruiselines consolidate the gratuities into the fare cost.

    I just don't get why you all whinge - sorry JMHO but you are.

    My last post on the subject.

    Amen

    Happy Christmas

    Annie
    Hi Annie
    I totally agree with your stance on all the points mentioned.


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