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There are often long debates on cruise forums about gratuities: how to pay them, why should they be paid, who should receive them, and so on. I came across this story on the BBC News site just now, about a traveller in the 1760s who was facing the same issues when making overnight stops at […]

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P&O changes to crew 'bonus'

P&O are apparently changing the way crew members will receive their bonus – or tips, as passengers will think of them. It’s tied to a change in the way tips will be collected: instead of passengers paying them in cash direct to the crew member, they will be added to the shipboard account. What has […]

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