River Cruise Tips & Gratuities

Gratuities can crop up unexpectedly if you’re
not ready for them! With our exclusive guide, no
matter which river you’re cruising you’ll know
how much you can expect to pay, so there’s no
surprises! Preparation is everything, and now
you’ll know all you need to about Gratuities
on a River Cruise.

River Line

Are Tips Included

Are Tips Compulsary?

How much per person per day?

Ways to pay

Additional charge

APT

Yes

Yes

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Ama Waterways

No

No

At Personal Discretion

In cash or add them to your own onboard account

 

Amadeus by Luftner Cruises

No

No

At personal discretion (guidline of €5-7pp per day)

Personal preference

 

American Queen Steamboat

No

No

$16.50pp per night

They are automatically added to your onboard account

 

Avalon

No

No

At personal discretion

Cash

Customary to tip $1 per tour

Croisi Europe

No

No

€5pp per day (recommended but not expected)

An envelope will be placed in your cabin to be put into a designated box upon disembarkation

 

Cruise & Maritime

No/ Yes on board Astor

Yes

£5pp per day(£4 on cruises of 16 nights or more

They are added automatically to your onboard account

 

Discover Egypt

You will be asked to pay a sum at the start of your cruise

 

Tipping on a Nile cruise, you will be asked to pay a sum of money at the start of your cruise from which your guide will pay all tipping outside the boat for you throughout your holiday. Then it is customary on a Nile cruise to tip the guide and crew collectively at the end of your holiday usually the total amount is approximately £25 per person or the duration

Upon Account settlement

 

E Waterways

No

No

Recommended as €8pp per day

Cash

 

Emerald Waterways

Yes

Yes

Approximately £15pp per day

   

Riviera Travel

No

No

   

Sceneic Tours

Yes

Yes

 

Pre Paid

 

Shearings

No

No

At Personal Discretion

Upon account settlement

 

Tauck

Yes

Yes

 

Included in cruise fare

 

The River Cruise Line

No

No

At personal discretion

   

Titan

Yes

Yes

€7pp per day

Pre paid

 

Travelsphere

No

No- but it is customary

£7pp per day for cabin steward and restaurant staff

Upon account settlement

 

Uniworld

No (boutique river cruises inclusive of all gratuities are available)

no - but it is recommended

Suggested at $6pp per day for crew, and $4pp per day for the tour manager. It is also advisable to tip local tour guides in csh

All tipping is cash only

 

Viking River Cruises

No

No

Personal choice. Additional €2pp per day is suggested for program director

In cash or add them to your on board account

Customary to tip tour guides in cash

The above information is to be used as a guide only. Please check with individual cruiselines or your cruise consultant before booking a cruise. Each cruiseline reserves the right to change their policy at any time without notice for which www.CRUISE.co.uk cannot be held responsible. The information is compiled and calculated by www.CRUISE.co.uk - this information is not to be reproduced without prior permission.

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