No porters in Seattle?

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For our cruise (Eurodam June 16) we arrived about 11:00 via the parking shuttle. Didn’t see any porters so took our luggage to the drop off and headed in. No porter no problem.
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Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
In previous years when we sailed out of Seattle there were porters -- but not a lot of them like in other ports.
Mum and I were able to get a porter last year. It helped to be the second group off the ship.
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Originally posted by knittinggirl
What if the porters NO SHOW? If they're not there to use them, why are they forbidden? Very stupid.

They can thank the unions, because their union cost them a $50 tip!
They won't miss the tip. If porters aren't around, they're either on a paid break, or helping someone.
If they miss out on getting your tip, they'll just get it from someone else.

Since the embarkation porters are the same who worked the debark early in the morning, they're making money all day long, whether they're moving bags, or on a break. I'm sure they appreciate the tips, and I'm not trying to discourage anyone from tipping them. But if they miss out, they'll be ok.
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Originally posted by knittinggirl
I said the porters were going to be out our tip, and the lady said the porters weren't allowed to accept tips.
Porters aren't allowed to accept tips? Who said this, and has anyone else encountered this rule? I always tip anyone who handles my bags, and I've never been told that porters are "not allowed" to accept tips at any cruise port!