Posted July 31st, 2013, 07:00 PM
Last edited by cruisingmad; July 31st, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Got a question for the cruise experts, please.
I thought that all cruise lines (including AMA) pricing included tips and I was just told by my TA that this is not the case.
Can someone confirm, please.
Also, we are looking at booking a room that is right at the FRONT of the ship. Next to the stairs/elevator and dinning room.
Has anyone ever been right at the front? Did you hear the elevator? Did you smell the food from the dining room?
I can only speak about AMA, since I haven't cruised on other river lines.
Tips are included for the porters who handle your luggage and for the servers in restaurants on the various towns, if a lunch somewhere is part of an excursion. You may also tip the excursion guide at the end of each excursion, usually 1 or 2 Euros per person.
However, you are expected to tip the Cruise Director separately and a general tip for the entire boat crew. Guidelines
are provided in your documents, 3 Euros per day per person for the CD and 12 Euros per day per person for the boat crew.
Regarding the cabin, on my last cruise I had cabin 101 on the Amacerto, which is on the lower deck (some call it the "Aquarium" class) and it is the very first on the front of the ship. It was very comfortable and never had any problem with noise, etc.
I hope this helps.