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I'll have to take your word for that mate but in...
I'll have to take your word for that mate but in the case of Tauck and Scenic the CD's are company employees. Working for tips alone is not a job I can see many taking on.
You were the one that used the term...
You were the one that used the term "compensation". All I did was query the definition. I'm glad your happy with your cruise and new itinerary but I would still think that you were offered a new...
It might just be that I'm Australian and don't...
It might just be that I'm Australian and don't understand but how in heck is a discount off a future cruise considered to be compensation?

I was always taught that compensation was defined as...
If you're looking for an all-inclusive cruise...
If you're looking for an all-inclusive cruise then neither AMA or Uniworld are all-inclusive.
Did a number of land tours with Insight and...
Did a number of land tours with Insight and wasn't impressed. Far too many "optional extra's", TG's that were not of the standard I expected and the hotels they used were not of a very high...
Tauck also have suites of 330sq ft. They also...
Tauck also have suites of 330sq ft. They also carry far less passengers than their competitors and the crew/passenger ratio is also much better. I've cruised twice with Tauck and the 150sq ft cabin...
That page does not appear to be available to...
That page does not appear to be available to Australians - not that I ever win anything anyway.
Looking for an internet fight? You won't get one...
Looking for an internet fight? You won't get one from me.
Scenic like Tauck who are seldom mentioned on...
Scenic like Tauck who are seldom mentioned on these boards are truly all-inclusive. The other lines are not. The only difference for me is the number of passengers on board vessels of the same...
The OP has probably realised by now that when you...
The OP has probably realised by now that when you ask about river cruise attire the "CC fashion police" always will direct you to the way they expect you to dress whilst on-board. Now if they've...
I've done one land and two river cruises with...
I've done one land and two river cruises with Tauck since 2011. Except for a couple of personal picky problems I couldn't fault Tauck. I've posted two Tauck river cruise reviews, one in 2011 and...
Did you ask your cabin Steward to stock your...
Did you ask your cabin Steward to stock your mini-bar with some alcoholic drinks? I'm sure, like us, you'll find whatever you asked for in your mini bar when you return from your excursion.
Again I'll put in a plug for the forgotten line...
Again I'll put in a plug for the forgotten line on these pages, Tauck. They are truly all-inclusive, have fine decor, have a CD and 3 TD's on board and IMO the big winner is the number of...
No mate we're not river cruising this year. I...
No mate we're not river cruising this year. I was just passing on something that my sister had told me about her cruise with Scenic last year as to what was included at the bar. She really enjoyed...
My sister and her husband cruised with Scenic...
My sister and her husband cruised with Scenic last year and I just asked her about the extra cost for premium spirits and champagne and she told me that there was none. Her husband enjoys a single...
On a Tauck River cruise there will be choices at...
On a Tauck River cruise there will be choices at a number of stops and you sign up for a particular event whilst on board, usually a couple of days in advance. There is plenty of room for everyone...
They do in Australia. All the companies we...
They do in Australia. All the companies we checked down here, we didn't look at Viking, include gratuities in the price of the cruise. It covers we Aussies that find tipping awkward.
Tauck has bikes and organised rides.
Tauck has bikes and organised rides.
I can't comment on Viking in Australia but all...
I can't comment on Viking in Australia but all the other river cruise lines that do business down here include the gratuities in the cost of the trip. It's fair to say that Aussies are generally not...
You are right. Much to talk about here but I'm...
You are right. Much to talk about here but I'm not sure how popular another thread would be. My answer was based on river cruising. Under our consumer laws you cannot offer two for one unless it...
Fortunately not down here. All fees and charges...
Fortunately not down here. All fees and charges must be upfront and included in the price. At times we may bitch and moan about our consumer protection laws but they really do protect us. That's...
From my perspective it's just another example of...
From my perspective it's just another example of Vikings "Do you want fries with that" marketing. Cavet Emptor.
As I live in Australia it is not as easy to...
As I live in Australia it is not as easy to factor in the cost of air as it differs considerably from fares available in your part of the world. When I did my spreadsheet years back I tried to...
IMO Tauck excels in all departments and we found...
IMO Tauck excels in all departments and we found that if you do a simple spread-sheet you'll find that Tauck is not as expensive as others. They are truly all-inclusive and for me their passenger to...
Once again I feel I have to put in a plug for the...
Once again I feel I have to put in a plug for the "forgotten" all-inclusive line Tauck. I have no dietary problems but a lady we cruised with did and the Chef went out of his way to ensure she had...