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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong: Gratuities
laned_uniworldlaned_uniworldMember since 9/9/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Monday, September 09, 2013 3:36 PM
We're taking this cruise next March and would Interested to hear about gratuities from those that have made this trip.
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redlyn48redlyn48Member since 8/30/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 6:20 PM
Will let you know we are travelling 15/9/13
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terry5190terry5190Member since 2/26/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 5:05 AM
I believe gratuities are included in the All Inclusive river cruises in every Uniworld cruise.
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redlyn48redlyn48Member since 8/30/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:53 AM
We just returned home from a wonderful time in Vietnam and Cambodia they do suggest tips but then it is up to you how much you give
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proterraproterraMember since 4/30/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:31 AM
Only from 2014 not this year
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laned_uniworldlaned_uniworldMember since 9/9/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 4:09 AM
Would love to hear more about meals, accommodation, day trips, etc - as well as how you decided to handle gratuities.
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laned_uniworldlaned_uniworldMember since 9/9/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 4:12 AM
It is my understanding that as of 2014 only the European cruises will be "all inclusive" for gratuities.
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communitymanagercommunitymanagerMember since 10/5/2011 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 11:54 AM
Gratuities are customary expressions of appreciation for a
job well done, and it is our goal to ensure that the service
you receive is as wonderful as the sites you visit. The amount
of the gratuity you choose to give is entirely subject to your
satisfaction with your travel experience. To assist you in
determining the amount of your gratuities, we recommend
the following as a guideline:
• Cruise/Tour Manager: $5 USD per guest, per day
(given on the last day of the cruise/tour before departure)
• Local guides: $5 USD per guest, per day
(given at the end of each guide’s service to passengers)
• Drivers/Boatmen: $1 USD per guest, per excursion
(given at the end of each service to passengers)
• Ship staff and crew: $5 USD per guest, per day to be
shared among all staff and crew (given on the last day
of the cruise before disembarking the ship)
The above is solely a guideline. The amount you give
should depend upon your personal experience and level
of satisfaction. Gratuities cannot be billed to onboard
accounts or paid with a credit card, so please ensure that
you have small bills on hand for this expense. For your
convenience, guests may feel welcome to use US Dollars
as gratuity during all points of the travel experience.
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laned_uniworldlaned_uniworldMember since 9/9/2013 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:43 PM
Hello CommunityManager!
Thank you for this. Are these guidelines Vietnam/Cambodia specific?
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communitymanagercommunitymanagerMember since 10/5/2011 Login to add friend Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 1:14 PM
Hello,

The gratuities guidelines is from our cruise guide specific for our Mekong river cruises.

You can view our other cruise guides for 2013 here - http://uniworld.com/before-you-go/cruise-companion

Best,
Anne (community manager)
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