• Cruise Ships/Housekeeper Pay ?

    Best answer: Minimum wage. But, a big BUT, they get huge tips. Each stateroom that they service will traditionally give their specific housekeepers large tips at the end of the cruise. In the old days (ca 1960s) we gave each one their tip in cash enclosed in an envelop provided by the ship. The amount of the tip was based... show more
    Best answer: Minimum wage. But, a big BUT, they get huge tips. Each stateroom that they service will traditionally give their specific housekeepers large tips at the end of the cruise.

    In the old days (ca 1960s) we gave each one their tip in cash enclosed in an envelop provided by the ship. The amount of the tip was based on the cost of the stateroom and the length of the cruise. But I remember putting roughly $100 in each of two envelops for the two stewards that serviced my stateroom. And I put some money in two envelops for each of the two waiters who waited on my table in the dining room. That was for a one week cruise as I recall.

    Just guessing, but I'm guessing those two stewards for my stateroom serviced about a dozen rooms each day. That's about $1200 each in tips for a week's cruise. Certainly better than the minimum wage they were also getting. And as it was in cash, I'm betting it was not reported as taxable income especially since many of them came from the Philippines.

    But in recent cruises on several lines, the ships have automated the tipping procedures. Now they simply take a percentage of the cabin costs for tips and add it to the stateroom bill. Which we pay by credit card. No more cash and no more envelops. It's all easier to do, but now I'm guessing it's reported for tax purposes. Sorry I can't remember what the tips were for my recent cruises. But I do remember they were comparable to the envelop days, plus a bit more for inflation.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • What to pack for a honneymoon cruise?

    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do divers check under cruise ships before leaving for security and safety ?

    I am watching a show on Amazon Prime called The Poseidon adventure and before the cruise ship left a diver was checking under the boat. Is this standard procedure for all cruise ships before they depart?
    I am watching a show on Amazon Prime called The Poseidon adventure and before the cruise ship left a diver was checking under the boat. Is this standard procedure for all cruise ships before they depart?
    3 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Cruise excursions?

    I m going on my first cruise the June, with my husband (also his first cruise). We arrive in Nassau at 1:00 p.m but we want to do the string Ray excursions at 1:30 p.m. Will that bebenough time? And will they pick us up right where the boat drops us off? We are booking through Royal Caribbeans website.
    I m going on my first cruise the June, with my husband (also his first cruise). We arrive in Nassau at 1:00 p.m but we want to do the string Ray excursions at 1:30 p.m. Will that bebenough time? And will they pick us up right where the boat drops us off? We are booking through Royal Caribbeans website.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Which one-week Caribbean cruise would you recommend as a first time cruise for two families with six kids ranging from age 3 to age 15?

    Best answer: Carnival, food is amazing and it's cheap and not low quality. Royal has nicer ship interior but food isn't as good and it cost more. But love carnival been on it 5 times and they have some daycare options to for certain ages =)
    Best answer: Carnival, food is amazing and it's cheap and not low quality. Royal has nicer ship interior but food isn't as good and it cost more. But love carnival been on it 5 times and they have some daycare options to for certain ages =)
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Will my sister be able to participate in the teen activities on Royal Caribbean ships if she’s 18?

    We recently went on Harmony of the seas cruise and me and my sister who are 16 and 17 had a lot of fun in the teen fuel club and doing the teen activities and my family wants to go again next year but she will be 18 and I will be 17 and we want to stick together so will she be able to get in and participate even... show more
    We recently went on Harmony of the seas cruise and me and my sister who are 16 and 17 had a lot of fun in the teen fuel club and doing the teen activities and my family wants to go again next year but she will be 18 and I will be 17 and we want to stick together so will she be able to get in and participate even though it’s supposed to be ages 12-17 only?
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What is it like being on a cruise ship?

    Best answer: That's right. The cruise ships of today are EXACTLY like the pirate ships of 250 years ago, as they are portrayed in the movies. You should book a cruise. You won't be disappointed.
    Best answer: That's right. The cruise ships of today are EXACTLY like the pirate ships of 250 years ago, as they are portrayed in the movies. You should book a cruise. You won't be disappointed.
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • What really goes on aboard a cruise?

    10 answers · 2 months ago
  • Should I quit my job to work on my business idea?

    Best answer: Only if you have saved up enough money to pay for at least a year's worth of living expenses. And pray you don't need to see a doctor or dentist in the mean time
    Best answer: Only if you have saved up enough money to pay for at least a year's worth of living expenses. And pray you don't need to see a doctor or dentist in the mean time
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • Spanish Help?

    Spanish Help?

    Best answer: 1. tristeS ("chicoS" is a plural noun)
    2. cumple - fiesta - invitados - invitado/a
    3. Quieres - acabo - sed - soda/gaseosa(??)
    Best answer: 1. tristeS ("chicoS" is a plural noun)
    2. cumple - fiesta - invitados - invitado/a
    3. Quieres - acabo - sed - soda/gaseosa(??)
    4 answers · 2 months ago
  • Release date?

    Best answer: best to contact Carnival Cruise management for your answers.
    Best answer: best to contact Carnival Cruise management for your answers.
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • I was supposed to go on a Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas cruise in April but can't go. Exchanges?

    Does anyone know if they allow you to exchange so I can do the same cruise on a different date???
    Does anyone know if they allow you to exchange so I can do the same cruise on a different date???
    11 answers · 2 months ago
  • I heard each person can carry on 1 bottle of wine or champagne on a Carnival Cruise, is that true ? How about Rum or Tequila ?

    Best answer: Each adult over 21 can bring aboard a 750 ml bottle of wine or champagne. No liquor whatsoever
    Best answer: Each adult over 21 can bring aboard a 750 ml bottle of wine or champagne. No liquor whatsoever
    7 answers · 2 months ago
  • Who runs a cruise ship overnight when the captain is sleeping?

    Best answer: The First Mate, or whomever the Captain appoints to do it.
    Best answer: The First Mate, or whomever the Captain appoints to do it.
    12 answers · 3 months ago
  • Does Carnival has security teams hiding somewhere on the ship?

    All I ever see is 5 foot Asians, most of them with broken English. Are there a few people that look like bouncers in case there is an incident?
    All I ever see is 5 foot Asians, most of them with broken English. Are there a few people that look like bouncers in case there is an incident?
    5 answers · 2 months ago
  • Where can I find nice Cruise deals?

    Best answer: A ruis to the Bahamas was probably a 4 night Carnival cruise. Lots of praying and drinking. IF that's your thing, then look for 4 night Carnival cruises out of Florida. If you want a nicer cruise, try vacationstogo.com, on the "90 day ticker". In the case of cruises, "last minute" means... show more
    Best answer: A ruis to the Bahamas was probably a 4 night Carnival cruise. Lots of praying and drinking. IF that's your thing, then look for 4 night Carnival cruises out of Florida.

    If you want a nicer cruise, try vacationstogo.com, on the "90 day ticker". In the case of cruises, "last minute" means within 90 days. Or find something a year away, put down a deposit, and slowly pay it off. If the price drops, you get that drop. If it goes up, you don't have to pay anymore that the price you booked it for.
    4 answers · 2 months ago