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How much do you tip your mdr waiter for a 7+ night cruise?  We always like to give our server a tip on last night if we eat in mdr almost every night I will give a $20.  

Last year we were on 23 day b2b and absolutely loved our server so we gave her $60 tip.  We did eat at chops and Giovanni's for 6 nights so wondering what others tip their main server.

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Do you leave your automatic tips in place and are just asking how much extra you should give? Strictly personal. 

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We always give over, and above the auto tip amount for exceptional service.  Is your $20 per person, in addition to your auto tip?

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You are charged your tips daily...I think $20 extra per night is a bit much!  We don't 'tip as we go"...we tip on the last evening as is customary on cruises.

 

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If the service was great we'll give them an envelope at the end,  but if they constantly harp about good grades on the survey they get just the automatic tip. 

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Yes I do prepaid tips prior to the cruise.

And I do extra tip on last night of the cruise.  I wasnt saying 20 per night.

Just wondering if that is the norm for mdr for a 7 or 8 night cruise.

I will do more for 11 or 12 night cruises.  Of course this depends on the server.

I always give room stewart a tip of $20 on first day and they love it and always seem to go above and beyond when I do this.

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For the two of us, we give about $8 per night to the waiter and about $4 per night to the assistant waiter. (We round this up so for a 7-night Cruise we give $60 to the head waiter and $30 to the assistant.) On our last cruise, we ate a couple of nights in speciality dining and we left $10 for those. We adjusted the amount we gave in the MDR to account for the fact we only ate there 4 nights out of 7. 

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