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Forum: Celebrity May 9th, 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,025
Posted By Rick
Agree!!! Also, how crazy would a woman have to...

Agree!!! Also, how crazy would a woman have to be to accept this guys offer??!! If any woman was to accept this guys offer, I strongly suggest doing a background check on him.
Forum: Celebrity April 17th, 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,025
Posted By Rick
Don't judge people, this is the internet! rofl

Don't judge people, this is the internet!
rofl
Forum: Celebrity April 17th, 2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,025
Posted By Rick
Smile Looking for female cabin mate. I recently broke...

Looking for female cabin mate. I recently broke up with a girlfriend and now do not have a partner for this cruise. The stops are Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos San Lucas, and Ensenada. If your...
Forum: Celebrity July 26th, 2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,469
Posted By Rick
Does anyone think Celebrity is really giving away...

Does anyone think Celebrity is really giving away freebies? Just smoke and mirrors ......higher cruise fare maybe.....no senior discount...no military discount. However, we only cruise Celebrity...
Forum: Celebrity January 7th, 2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick
So do you plan on finding the chefs, laundry...

So do you plan on finding the chefs, laundry personnel, assistants, etc to be able to tip them all what they normally would have gotten?

I think people seem to forget that the gratuities on a...
Forum: Celebrity January 7th, 2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick
Very well put & dead right. I tend to think...

Very well put & dead right. I tend to think people who like giving little envelopes to "staff" have some sort of motive, I always find it embarrassing & prefer the auto method. We do give a little...
Forum: Celebrity January 6th, 2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick
I think just pay the tips, if you feel you need...

I think just pay the tips, if you feel you need to give more you can, I think the staff like the system, they get what they are promised this way. AND I am a Brit!

I don't think of a tip as a...
Forum: Celebrity January 6th, 2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick
Thanks for that info.

Thanks for that info.
Forum: Celebrity January 5th, 2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick
I was told by a chatty cabin steward that...

I was told by a chatty cabin steward that Celebrity gives their staff that receives the auto tips a list of cruisers who remove tips. Also, how many cruises you have w. X. Typically, he said those...
Forum: Celebrity December 27th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rick
Graturities added to ship account Eclipse ???

What is current graturities policy on Celebrity Eclipse? By that I mean, are they automatically charged to your shipboard account daily? If so, is there any problem in opting out of auto tip in...
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 21st, 2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,091
Posted By Rick
Have you watched the news lately? Good luck.

Have you watched the news lately? Good luck.
Forum: Celebrity December 20th, 2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,525
Posted By Rick
Thanks! Sounds good.

Thanks! Sounds good.
Forum: Celebrity December 20th, 2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,525
Posted By Rick
.......... You can even get more than 1 since...

.......... You can even get more than 1 since your limited in coupons instead of having to order one at a time. 3 glasses of wine please, goes in fridge for later :)



Sorry, don't quite...
Forum: Celebrity December 19th, 2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,525
Posted By Rick
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Celebrity December 19th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,525
Posted By Rick
Celebrity Eclipse Cigar Area Question

I am very familiar with the Mille Class Ships but not the newer ships...in this case the Eclipse. Is Cigar Smoking allowed on the stern of the Eclipse, at the Sunset Bar, as is allowed on Millie...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 5th, 2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,232
Posted By Rick
[QUOTE=Kuki;1408134]Back in Apr. 2010 I wrote...

[QUOTE=Kuki;1408134]Back in Apr. 2010 I wrote this blog...
Cruisemates Blog Is The Worst Thing About Cruising The Passengers? – Kuki...
Forum: All Things Cruising January 5th, 2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,232
Posted By Rick
I have managed cruise ships fo rthe past 32...

I have managed cruise ships fo rthe past 32 years.
Since 2000, the decline in the quality of cruise passengers has been shocking.
The cruise lines are responsible for this development. In our...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 5th, 2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rick
Rick, There was never a question of crew...

Rick,

There was never a question of crew members being forced to work on ships. We are not. That's very clear to everyone.

There was never a question of crew members satisfied with working on...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 4th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rick
Rick, Yes, I totally agree, the tips should be...

Rick,
Yes, I totally agree, the tips should be built into the cruise price. After I booked Allure of the Seas, because I got the anytime dinning, because that was all that was left, they charge you...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 4th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rick
That math may work, but lets not forget the...

That math may work, but lets not forget the people that skip tipping all together, subtract that into the formula and see how much they actually make...


I don't care how much they make as I...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 4th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rick
If for some reason, you had any issues in the...

If for some reason, you had any issues in the dinning room and the maitre'd helped you get things resolved, may be a time to tip him, otherwise, no.


Same here.

But if you pre pay tips,...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 4th, 2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rick
Faulty reasoning has been the undoing of many a...

Faulty reasoning has been the undoing of many a genius.
You say that $28,476.00 is not bad pay - but then you admit that you have no idea how many split that amount.

$28.5k is indeed a great pay...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 2nd, 2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rick
Who gives the dining room manager $14 pp pd??? ...

Who gives the dining room manager $14 pp pd???

Most cruise lines suggest tips to be about $11-$14 pd/pp which is shared by housekeeping staff & wait staff when you break it down to 3 meals a day...
Forum: Travel Gripes! January 2nd, 2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,348
Posted By Rick
Dining Room Management Not under-paid

(Based on 2034 pax at $14 per person) If everyone tipped the recommended amount for a 14 day cruise on a Millie Class ship......Dining room management would receive $28,476.00. $2034.00 a day. ...
Forum: Celebrity December 30th, 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,473
Posted By Rick
Will Celebrity Summit allow colored tee shirts in...

Will Celebrity Summit allow colored tee shirts in dining room for breakfast and lunch?

yes and shorts are also allowed.
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