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  1. Think I'm clear now. The daily service charge (gratuities) of US$15/day is additional to the price quoted, and as mentioned can be prepaid. Concerning the 20% gratuities on the drinks and specialty dining packages in the current `Take All 5 for Free' promotion, it is included in the price for bookings made in Australia. Found the exemption for Australians at the end of the terms and conditions of the promotion. Thanks to all for your interest and help. (just have to decide whether we want to book or not now!)
  2. That’s a whole other discussion about cruise lines ?free offers. They also add 20% to the value of the free specialty meals offer.
  3. Seems not. They take the value which isUS99 a day and add 20% gratuity. On a 22 day cruise it’s an extra US435 per person.
  4. Yes, I think you’re right about joejoes perhaps being in the package deal. Just leaves stki not being charged 20% gratuities on perk due to booking in Australia.
  5. Thanks for your help everyone. As there was split opinion, I sent an email to ncl asking the same question and received this reply, we we are an American cruise line. Therefore gratuities are compulsory. If you do not prepay our service charges, you will be charged on board in US dollars. Have a great day! Sender was an Australian cruise consultant. Seems a bit abrupt, but nonetheless conclusive, but doesn’t sit with the experience of some on this thread.
  6. Trying to price a 22 day ncl cruise Dubai to Rome. my question is does the price shown inAUD include gratuities for Australians or do I need to add the daily charge which is around$20 per person per day? Also if I take the free?? beverage package will I also be charged the 20% gratuity per day which would be about another $20 per person per day. On a 22 day cruise it makes quite a difference possibly turning a good deal into not so good. Thanks for your help.
  7. Just wondering if we should do our Huskies tour in Juneau or Skagway, and if we would be able to book on arrival at the dock? Would prefer to see what the weather was like first. We travel first week July and are looking at local tours rather than the helicopter excursion.
  8. Azamara quest, 16 days from 6 jan 19. From Melbourne toTassy and NZ. Ends in Auckland. balcony guarantee $3818, other categories available. Thats good for azamara isn’t it? Hope so, just booked!
  9. Just heard from QBE who provide NAB insurance that they will not cover any pre existing. Seems banks are unanimous. We only wanted to cover hypertension and hypothyroidism but no go. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  10. Chez, you mentioned early on that you had all your documents ready at China immigration for the visa. Can you advise what documents they were. Sorry if you’ve already answered this. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  11. Thanks for the visa advice. What paperwork did you have ready? Sent from my iPad using Forums
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