Guests should not feel obliged to offer a gratuity for good service. However, all of our staff are encouraged to "go the extra mile," and so they are permitted to accept cash gratuities entirely at the discretion of our guests who wish to acknowledge particular staff members for exceptional or outstanding service. In other words, there is genuinely no need to tip but you should feel free to do so if you have a desire to acknowledge particular individuals.
Also, certain staff positions provide service on an individual basis to only some guests. We encourage those guests to acknowledge good service from these staff members with appropriate gratuities. For example, for guests purchasing bar drinks the recommended gratuity is 15 percent. For guests purchasing spa treatments the recommended gratuity is 18 percent. Similarly, for guests using concierge and butler services, we recommend they consider offering a gratuity commensurate with services rendered.
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Refer to " What about Tipping?" & "What's the service charge?" in the "Money Matters" section of the FAQ's for info on how it works. Basically it's included in the purchase price of drinks and the daily service charge but you can always tip someone independently if you feel they provided exceptional service.
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In general, you do not have to tip in the restaurants. Gratuities are added on to your bill at the end of the trip. $12 per passenger per day.
However, you can add additional tips for exceptional service. I like to give an additional tip to the bartenders and the waiters in specialty restaurants. It's also nice to tip the cabin steward at the end of the cruise.
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