Why do we tip?
About This Page: This is a discussion on Why do we tip? within the Planning Your Disney Cruise Voyage, part of the PassPorter Community - Boards & Forums on Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and General Travel; Tipping is, and probably always will be, a much talked about issue, especially on cruises. With DCL's recent announcement that ...
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Tipping is, and probably always will be, a much talked about issue, especially on cruises. With DCL's recent announcement that customary gratuities will be automatically added to each stateroom's account, the topic is likely to see even more discussion (and contention) online and among passengers and crew. I just listened to an interesting podcast from NPR's Planet Money about tipping. They discuss the history of the practice, and reveal some surprising relationships between level of service and amount of tip. For those who are interested, you can download it from iTunes; it's show number 283 from June 19, 2011.
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