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Old June 4th, 2012, 04:55 PM
CostaSmurf CostaSmurf is offline
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Originally Posted by anniegb View Post
I totally agree and I suspect most do.

I suggested this to a Celebrity Manager who advised me that most US guests would object.

Go figure - I always prepay my gratuities.

Costa call it a service charge, it is mandatory for all passengers except those from the US & Canada.

Some nationalities pay it within final invoice...Australians & New Zealanders, and the rest pay it at the end of the cruise. The only ones who can alter or drop the charges are US/Canadian passengers.
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