Why you never want to hear #cruise ship crew call you this one word on holiday

CRUISE ship holidays attract thousands and thousands of Britons every year as they continue to grow in popularity. Cruise crew look after these holidaymakers for the duration of the trip - but there’s one thing you never want to hear them call you.

PUBLISHED: 14:48, Tue, Jan 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:59, Tue, Jan 7, 2020

cruise ship crew tip cruises tipping holidays 2020 nicknameCruise: Cruise crew work very hard and are out at sea for long periods of time (Image: Getty Images)

Cruise ship holidays are a time for travellers to let their hair down and relax. However, the cruise crew members onboard the ship are hard at work in the background. They are there to make sure everything runs smoothly and everyone is looked after.

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Cruise crew work very hard and are out at sea for long periods of time.

Although the job offers travel perks, staff are often not paid very much.

Consequently, the crew on cruises come to rely on tips from the guests onboard.

Gratuities make up a substantial part of their wage.

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cruise ship crew tip cruises tipping holidays 2020 nicknameCruise: The crew on cruises come to rely on tips from the guests onboard (Image: Getty Images)

This means they’re likely to take against cruise passengers who are reluctant to tip.

If someone repeatedly fails to provide a tip they will take note.

According to cruise.co.uk there is a nickname crew will use if they spot a stingy cruiser.

They will call that person a “banana,” the website revealed.

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