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When it comes to tipping, most cruise companies are happy to pass the buck. Strangely, it seems to be the high-end liners which include tips as part of the ticket price. Otherwise, your service attendants rely heavily on the supplementation of their income. Of course, tips are discretionary, but it seems to be a sensitive point for most employees, and if you are signing up for the cruise experience, you will have to pay for the whole shebang.
How Much Should I Tip?
The rule of thumb seems to be $10 – $12 per passenger per day in tips. Dissect that sum and it comes down to $3.75 for your main waiter, $5 for housekeeping, $2.15 for the assistant waiter, and $0.75 for the head waiter. If you have a butler, then you will be expected to pay this guy too.
If you don’t want to get stressed out over the mental maths, you can always opt for an automatic tips tab, where the recommended amount will be settled at the end of your stay. You, of course, have the option to either increase or decrease this amount; however, it’s advisable to pay at least the recommended total unless your service really was poor.
Paying in Person
If you prefer to hand over your tips in person, you can opt out of this gratuity scheme and take a bunch of envelopes with you. In each of these slots you can distribute the tips for your journey and hand them out to the correct people on the final night of your cruise.
Should I Tip The Luggage Guy?
If a porter stows your luggage on the ship for you, it’s customary to tip $1 per bag, and then rinse and repeat at the end of your cruise.
Should I Tip Bartenders?
Fortunately, 15% service charge is automatically added on your entire bar and drink tabs (hence why it’s so expensive). Of course, if you are feeling like Ms Money Bags, you can hand them over some extra tips, but that’s really going above and beyond what’s expected.
Should I Tip Spa Attendants?
Again, a gratuity charge is already added to your bill: usually between 15-18%. You can remove this tip if you weren’t happy with the service you received, and likewise, if there’s no additional tip charge, you can feel free to add one.
So Much Tipping – Does it Ever Stop?
The majorly luxurious liners will not charge you a dime for tips. You can give additional gratuities, but there is no pressure to do so whatsoever. Tipping is such a traditional pastime for people with plenty of money, and seeing as cruises tend to attract affluent customers, cruise liners have really embraced this trend. You may find hints for tips where tips are not due, but don’t feel pressurised, even if everyone is glumly reaching for their wallets. This is your holiday and it’s down to you what you pay for your service.
Looking to go on holiday in the near future? You don’t need to take out credit or blast your credit-card to be able to afford a holiday. A savings account is vital if you plan to stay out of debt after your time away. Saving through a Savings Account or Cash ISA is one of the best ways of saving for a holiday. You’ll be able to allocate part of your monthly budget to saving for the holiday which you will hardly notice as compared to paying for a lump sum once it comes time to book your trip. In the end, you’ll have saved enough to pay for the holiday in full and won’t have to worry about making repayments in the future.
You’ve just come off a holiday, and the chances are, you’re rather tight on money. You will need time to recover from your spending spree, so paying off an existing debt isn’t helpful. Using a credit-card or loan to pay for a holiday is a risky idea. Most people that get into trouble with debt feel that they can pay off the repayments when they take out credit, but the interest certainly adds up. Soon you’ll be making repayments and find yourself paying huge amounts in interest.
If you’re currently working full-time clever use of an ISA can help. It’s important to identify how much you need to spend each month to survive and work out how much money you need to use for daily necessities and treats. From there, you will be able to determine an amount which you can save for your holiday funds. Whether it’s just £20 or £100, your savings account will soon to build up. As you continue saving, you’ll be motivated to continue doing so. Once you reach the half-way mark, you’ll start to get excited and possibly start investing more into saving.
When the time comes to paying for the holiday, you will feel glad knowing that you don’t have any debts to your name. You can focus on saving for spending money and enjoying your well-deserved holiday away. There’s no need to get yourself in debt with credit-cards and loans. A bit of responsible saving is all it takes.
National Monument at Dam Square, Amsterdam – Netherlands.
Travel Photos: Amsterdam Photo Gallery
London, England: From costume parties to theater performances like the Phantom of the Opera and Wicked, the British capital has many options for those looking to get a spook and a scare. Our top picks for not to miss attractions to bring in Halloween are the London Dungeon tour (28-34 Tooley Street, London) and the London Bridge Experience (2 – 4 Tooley Street, London). Both are set up as haunted houses with their fair share of zombies and monsters jumping out of the shadows.
Edinburgh, Scotland: Considered one of the top 10 haunted cities in the world, the Scottish capital is an ideal place to celebrate All Hallows Eve. Our favorite hair-raising activity is the haunted night guided walking tour of the Old Town. The tour takes you through the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the Canongate graveyard and the gallows. The tour departs at 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30pm on October 31st from the Mercat Cross on the Royal Mile and lasts about 90 minutes (tickets can be reserved online ahead of time).
Cardiff, Wales: Just outside of the Welsh capital is the town of Llandaff where our favorite choice for Halloween 2012 takes place. Starting at 7pm guests will dine a two course Halloween supper at the Mulberry Street Restaurant followed by a two hour walking tour through the dark wooded streets of Llandaff.
Belfast, Northern Ireland: The Sunday before Halloween, Belfast will be holding their annual Metro Monster Mash which is open to crowds of all ages. There will be plenty of entertainment from concerts to performances, including a fire breather and magicians, to Northern Ireland’s biggest fireworks show. All attendees are to wear a costume as there are prizes for the best dressed. The event will be held at the Odyssey Car Park (2 Queen`s Quay, Belfast).
Whether you want to head to London, Edinburgh, Wales, or Belfast now’s the time to find flights to get you there just in time for the spookiest night of the year.
National Express are offering 1 million fares for £6.50 or less (+£1 booking fee).
Find great value fares across Britain between 8 October 2012 – 12 January 2013.
Travel Deals: National Express
Don’t miss out and book your great-value fares early as they’re limited. These bargain fares are only available on selected routes and are not valid in conjunction with any other discount, including Coachcards, or any other promotion.
When travelling it is essential to bring cash with you every day when you are out because you will need it when you eat, for your fare and for general shopping expenses. Bringing huge amounts money though is not advised when travelling because when you are new and unfamiliar place that is when travelers tend to be most vulnerable to theft.
Now before you travel it is essential that you are aware of how you can safely keep and carry your money in order to avoid pickpockets. It would be better to be prepared and safe all the time, instead of losing all your money. How could you enjoy your trip when you lose all your cash?
Check out the following tips to safely carry your money:
• Put cash or wallet on your front pocket – This is considered the safest way to keep and carry cash when travelling or when you are on a vacation. It is more difficult for thieves to steal from your pocket because you would easily detect them. This technique would also make you feel relieved that your cash is intact and safe in your front packet.
• Use a neck pouch – Another safe and effective method is by using a neck pouch. Neck pouches can be found in travel stores or you can also purchase online. This method is safe because you just have to hang the money pouch around your neck. Hide the pouch under your t-shirt or jacket so that it is not obvious that you have money on your neck pouch.
• Make use of a alternative wallet / smart money clip. Instead of using a wallet a smart money clip is a great alternative. Money clips are smaller than wallets therefore they are safer to use when travelling. Despite the size you will be surprised how much a money clip wallet will hold.
• Distribute the money with your co travelers – If you are traveling with your family or friends you can distribute your money so that you do not need to carry the entire cash with you all throughout the travel.
With these helpful tips you can definitely ensure of your travel safety when carrying cash. You can choose from any of the above mentioned methods and simply select a technique that would best work for you in the most comfortable and convenient manner. Be cautious whenever you travel, most especially when you go to an entire new place. Losing money would definitely affect your vacation, and this could even bring you trauma.