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You can certainly assign your onboard credit as a tip to a specifc indiviudal.  There is a form you can get to do so.  If you make a purchase on board which contains a gratuity element - like a drink from the bar - that can be paid from OBC.  I don't think - and I stand to be corrected - that you can use it to pay your daily gratuity charge.

 

ETA:   And indeed I have corrected myself.  Yes OBC can be used for daily gratuities according to the wonderful folk on CC here https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2530553-obc-cannot-be-used-towards-gratuities/

and here https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2351068-use-onboard-credit-for-gratuities/

 

(Dont be confused by the first title - you can use OBC in this way)

 

Edited by GastroGnome

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44 minutes ago, kiek said:

Can I use onboard credit for gratuity?

 

Yes,   you can use obc to pay for your daily gratuities on board.  

 

You can also use it to make additional tips to individuals (your stateroom attendant or  butler only) or to groups like dining room staff, bar tenders, maintenance, etc. These groups will share the tips.   There is a form at  Guest Relations for this recognition.  

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Yes --- either prepay them or the daily gratuities will be applied to your NR OBC first then Refundable OBC.

 

 

 

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I just got off the Silhouette last week. I’m embankment day I found out I had more non refundable OBC than I thought.  I already has PPD gratitudes so I asked if I can give to my Cabin Steward.  I filled out a form and I could pick from Dining, Bar Staff, Cabin Steward or cleaning staff.  You can also split it in different amounts.  This is much better than just letting the cruise line have it.  

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21 hours ago, Work2cruz! said:

  I filled out a form and I could pick from Dining, Bar Staff, Cabin Steward or cleaning staff.  You can also split it in different amounts.  This is much better than just letting the cruise line have it.  

 

I second this!  Never, never leave OBC on the table for a cruise line to scoop up!!!

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21 hours ago, Work2cruz! said:

I just got off the Silhouette last week. I’m embankment day I found out I had more non refundable OBC than I thought.  I already has PPD gratitudes so I asked if I can give to my Cabin Steward.  I filled out a form and I could pick from Dining, Bar Staff, Cabin Steward or cleaning staff.  You can also split it in different amounts.  This is much better than just letting the cruise line have it.  

Always view your onboard account on your stateroom TV. Good for keeping track of your refundable and non refundable OBCs. 

Edited by davekathy

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We rented a cabana on a sea day but didn’t use it much because it was cool and windy.   They didn’t charge us but we didn’t know this until the next day so too late to do anything with it.   So we filled out the form to make sure it went to some deserving people instead of back to the cruise line. 

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Off Topic slightly ,still  regarding OBC - 

Can we still use the on board credit in the casino ?. I remember We were able to apply some  to our seapass card and use it in the slot machines , just wondering if that was still OK ?

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Yes, you can use it in the casino.  The only thing that has changed is you can no longer cash OBC out (minus a fee) in the casino.

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