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REDIRECTED Q&A: The Controversy of Tipping

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While most folks don't bat an eyelash when it comes to plunking down a 15 percent (or more) tip after a restaurant meal on land, it would seem -- from the outcry we receive every time we publish a feature on cruise gratuities -- that the extra $100 or so you spend onboard is an issue of contention. Indeed, we got so many comments about Joyce Gleeson-Adamidis' recent

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that rather than address each individually we thought we'd tackle those that that fell into various categories, and let Joyce answer you through this format.

Updated October 10, 2019

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