Old June 14th, 2004, 12:48 PM
Deb D.
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If we are not assigned a table for two as requested, we'd like to meet with the Maitre 'D prior to the first nights dinner to make the adjustment.

On the Glory - is the Maitre 'D in the dining room during embarkation or in a specific lounge?

Is it proper protocol to hand him/her a cash tip at the time of our request? If so, how much?
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Old June 14th, 2004, 01:55 PM
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Can't speak specifically for the Glory, but on every ship I've been on, they sit either in the dining room or right outside of the dining room. No, they don't expect a tip for dining choice or table re-assignment.

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Old June 14th, 2004, 06:24 PM
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I saw very few tables for two on the first floor of the Platinmum Dining Room. And, to see the Maitre D during debarkation, they put your name on a list and directed people waitng to see him into a packed lounge near the dining room. Seems everyone onboard with late dinner assignments wanted them changed to early. I guess what I'm trying to say is, they'll try to accomodate everyone, but everyone has to be a little accomodating also. I didn't bother waiting to see him. We enjoyed the late seating and everything else about that cruise.

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