Gratuities / Tipping on the Splendour of the Seas
Tips on the Splendour of the Seas are automatically charged to your shipboard account (Sail & Sign Account) unless you make alternative arrangements with the Guest Services desk. Tipping guidance is as follows:
The total amount is 14.50 USD per day per stateroom guest, and 17.50 USD per day per suite guest. Your gratuity is for housekeeping services, your stateroom attendant, and dining services.
For beverage purchases, fifteen percent of the bill is automatically added to the Sail & Sign charge. Room Service staff may be tipped at your discretion. Tipping your Maitre d' of your dining room is at your discretion, and is suggested when you received special attention or services.
For beverage packages, 18% gratuities are added at the end of your cruise.
Some additional thoughts on tipping on the Splendour of the Seas:
If you are putting your kids any of the Youth programs and they have a great time, consider tipping the Youth Director. The youth staff works extra hard at making certain your kids have a great time, and, if your kids' experience finds that to be true, it is appropriate for you to show your consideration to the staff. Our tip guidance is $5 per day, per child. Make certain that the Youth Director understands that the tip should be shared among the staff. You will be one of the few who tip the youth staff and they will usually be sincerely appreciative.
You can prepay the standard tip. However, the people who go above and beyond should be tipped a bit more. On the last day of the cruise, there will be a request for tips and envelopes provided. Our cabin steward went out of his way to make our three children feel special and took a picture of our family. Our staff in the dining room knew exactly what our choice of beverages was after the first night. These people should be tipped accordingly.
You may have pre-paid your gratuities when you booked and paid for your cruise.