Posted November 14th, 2017, 06:22 AM
We have twice had aft suites on both Ventura and Azura but not on D deck, only C deck and once on A deck, so I can't comment on that particular suite. We have only felt any movement when the thrusters are in operation when docking but this is only for a short while and has never bothered us. You will find that you do hear the noise of the sea but we love that and find it's quite soporific. It's lovely standing at the balcony rail, glass in hand, watching the wake. We have never felt any more movement being at the rear but I know some people say they do.
As far as the Butler is concerned we have never given tips as we go along. It now states that the Butler is covered by the Auto tips which we always leave on but we usually give him something extra at the end. As to how much it depends how much we've used him. We sometimes ask our table companions for a drink on the last formal evening, before dinner. The Butler will organise this, provide extra glasses if needed, although you have a fair few in the suite, extra canapes if you want them, and then best of all he will clear it all away while you are at dinner! He will stay to serve the drinks if you want him to. The Butlers really want to ensure you have a good time and we've always found them tremendously helpful and never intrusive. If there's anything else you want to ask please do.