Cruises Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Holiday Cruising with a toddler
  2. 2 Trip Report We're “Country Cruising”.. And Lovin It!
  3. 3 Considering a Tauck river cruise
  4. 4 Booking directly with cruise line or through an agency?
  5. 5 European River Cruise Itineraries and Companies
  6. 6 European River Cruises - strategy
  7. 7 Quick cruise beginning of March Bahamas vs Carribbean
  8. 8 tips on disney cruises
  9. 9 MSN made me so angry!!!
  10. 10 Baggage storage before cruise
  11. 11 Cabin Location: How concerned should I be?
  12. 12 RCCL, Independence of the Seas, Yea!
  13. 13 Quiet in the Forum
  14. 14 RIP FLL shooting Victims
  15. 15 Cruise ports in Northern Africa
  16. 16 Dry bag solution for Antarctica
  17. 17 Travel Agent recommendation
  18. 18 Trip Report Viking Switzerland to the North Sea
  19. 19 Cunard vs. Oceania
  20. 20 Trip Report Viking River Cruise Disappoints
  21. 21 One day before cruise from Fort Lauderdale, any attraction recommendation
  22. 22 Carnival tour to Sayulita?
  23. 23 Season's Greetings
  24. 24 Trip Report RCCL went from great to poor
  25. 25 Small Group Buenos Aires Open Jan 2017
View next 25 » Back to the top

How much money do waiters make?

Jump to last reply

In another posting someone mentioned that a good waiter on a cruise ship can earn $1000 per week. Is that accurate? It seems amazing to me. I have no idea how many people each waiter is in charge of, but assuming that the waiter is in charge of 10 people, who each pay $50 in tips to him, that is only $500 per week for a 7 day cruise.

It would seem to me that it is impossible to reach that $1000 per week amount unless, the waiter had many more people for which he was in charge, and/or everyone tipped him more than $50 per week.

I know that some people do not tip the suggested amount, and I gather that many people tip LESS than the suggested amount (or even do not tip at all), so that would outweigh the few people that tip more than the suggested amount.

Can anyone with experience shed some light on this.

27 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement