I truly battle to understand the logic of some!! People, we are talking about a daily service charge of $14.50 per person per day here and yet it is SUCH a huge problem.
Living in South Africa and with our currency the way that it is, each $ that we spend costs us no less than ZAR14.00 currently. So for a cruise of 7 days, where you are devastated at having to pay an additional $101.50 per person, we would currently be paying around ZAR1421 per person!
And do you know what? We pay it gladly, as this goes towards and is shared amongst the crew - those crew that you see and those that you don't see. Those you don't give a second thought to: those who spend hours producing the copious amounts of food that we get to eat, those in the galley, those in the bowels of the ship washing and pressing your linen, those cleaning up the ongoing mess left by some at meal times, those cleaning the public toilet facilities on the various decks, some which have been left in a disgusting state by some passengers, who clearly have no respect for themselves or anyone else.
And some are wondering if they should only pay half of the DSC, if anything at all? Truly amazing!!!!