First off, I am really enjoying this blog. I came late to your "table" as I only found this yesterday afternoon. Finished reading up until this morning's post LATE last night. Great pictures.
As to the above quote: It appears that the "regular" attendants" are paid $3.59 - 4.09. When I was on the Reflection in February, I only had one attendant (no helper). I think this dollar amount has pretty much stayed the same the "automatic gratuity" was initiated a few years back. I believe he told me he service 18 rooms a day. If I am not mistaken, the gratuity is in "addition" to the "pittance" they receive as a wage.
The figure that surprised me is the "housekeeping service personnel". I am not even sure who these people are.
Now, I see on the PTZ (Fort Lauderdale) webcam that y'all are berthed at 19(?). As long as PTZ is working later on and my BHG (Brain Housing Group) remains intact, I will be viewing your sail-away this afternoon. The port info has y'all departing at 16:00. Is that what the ship is saying?
If I miss sail-away, Bon Voyage and hope you enjoy fair winds and following seas.