Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
WahooNKS

How much to tip Penthouse Butler, 12 day cruise?

Recommended Posts

15 hours ago, Lady Meer said:

 

We are British - English to be exact - we don’t have your philosophy as we always tip our butler as well as paying the gratuity.

 

 

 

 

one and the same just using different words.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, RJB said:

one and the same just using different words.   

Would you also say that to an American who called himself a Floridian?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, StanandJim said:

Would you also say that to an American who called himself a Floridian?

 

Sure would.  Tip, gratuity  same thing.  Different words for what it is.  What do you think it is?   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Will be doing 2 cruises on Riviera! TA Miami to Rome than 4 days later Monte Carlo to Barcelona. I was going to give $25.00 to our steward on both cruises and 

$50.00 to both our butlers! I think I will be having the same butler too!

I sure hope this is fine. I have special cards to give them too!

Denise😊

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Denise,

 

Personally I would say anything is fine!  And I would not pre-judge what I'm going to give. 

 

There were times early on in our Oceania days when we gave nothing extra.  In those days we thought the required amount was fine ... but in recent years we have indeed been giving extra.  But it does depend on the service.  And what you ask them to do. 

 

When we had a private cocktail party in our suite of course we tipped accordingly.  When we're just having a few meals in our suite, then we adjust the amount.  But he definitely gets more than what is automatically charged.

 

I'm sure they will be happy with anything you choose to give, as well as the special cards.

 

Mura

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Mura said:

Denise,

 

Personally I would say anything is fine!  And I would not pre-judge what I'm going to give. 

 

There were times early on in our Oceania days when we gave nothing extra.  In those days we thought the required amount was fine ... but in recent years we have indeed been giving extra.  But it does depend on the service.  And what you ask them to do. 

 

When we had a private cocktail party in our suite of course we tipped accordingly.  When we're just having a few meals in our suite, then we adjust the amount.  But he definitely gets more than what is automatically charged.

 

I'm sure they will be happy with anything you choose to give, as well as the special cards.

 

Mura

Mura, Thank you so much! You know this is our first O cruises with HAL I would give something little to our stewards but with O it seems so special and I want the staff to feel special too!

Thank you again

Denise😊

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Denise!

 

Your personal interaction with the butler and cabin staff will make them feel special, I'm sure of that!  Smiles go a long way, don't they?  And whatever you choose to give will also be appreciated.

 

Have a wonderful cruise.  We always have!

 

Mura

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Mura said:

Denise!

 

Your personal interaction with the butler and cabin staff will make them feel special, I'm sure of that!  Smiles go a long way, don't they?  And whatever you choose to give will also be appreciated.

 

Have a wonderful cruise.  We always have!

 

Mura

 

Much appreciated Mura!  I feel better. I was reading every one’s comments over time and finally decided to chime in! 
Thank you again my friend.

Sincerly,

Denise😊

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, RJB said:

one and the same just using different words.   

Scots, Welsh and Northern Irish would not like being called English. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Q&A: Cruise Insurance with Steve Dasseos of TripInsuranceStore.com
      • Holiday Exchange - Jingle and Mingle 2019
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...