The rumor that has been circulating around the internet the past few years is that when a guest gives an additional cash gratuity to their room steward, the room steward has to turn that money into a tip pool.
John Heald posted the following response to the question “What is Carnival’s policy if I personally hand my room steward an additional cash gratuity in addition to the ones I have already paid?”.
“This seems to be the question of the day as many are asking me in reaction to a post made by someone on another page that states that there is a tip pool for state room stewards.
Please ignore any rumour that you may have read as it is false.
Any cash you give our crew is kept by the state room steward 100%. It is not pooled. He or she may give some to their assistant that helped clean your cabin but again, it is not pooled.
And a massive thank you to everyone who does tip our crew, you are very kind and I know our brilliant crew will continue to strive to exceed your expectations.”
The Facebook post is embedded below
If your room steward goes above and beyond on your next cruise, you can now be 100% sure that they will receive 100% of everything that you give them.