Cruise Lines Carnival Cruise Lines: $10 a person, a day, "reverse gratuity" includes $3.50 for stateroom steward, $5.50 for dining room team and $1 for alternative dining service; 15% added to beverage bills. Norwegian Cruise Line: $10 a person, a day, for passengers 13 and older, $5 a day for children 3-12, no charge for children under 3; 15% added to bar and spa bills. In Austin: A 6% fee covers staff services at the Presidential Suite at Barton Creek Resort and Spa. Resorts Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, Calif.: $25 a room, a day, covers gratuities for bellmen, housekeepers, concierge, other service except food and beverage. The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va.: 15% fee includes gratuities for housekeeping and dining staff plus valet parking, afternoon tea, use of fitness center and pools, nightly movies, phone access charges and on-property transportation; 17% fee added to a la carte food and beverage charges; 20% fee added to spa charges. Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Austin: 6% fee covers services for doormen, luggage handling, golf bag handling, housekeeping, on-site transportation, fitness center, pools, self parking, lobby coffee and newspapers; 20% added to a la carte dining and spa services. Restaurants Per Se, New York: Starting Thursday, 20% service fee on all checks. Charlie Trotter's, Chicago: 18% added to all checks. Monty's Raw Bar, Miami Beach: 18% added to all checks. TEXT OF INFO BOX BEGINS HERE: As in the USA, tipping overseas can be confusing and variable. Some advice on how much to hand over:
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