The Cruise Examiner for 31st October 2011 – British Tipping and Cruising – Other Cruise News: Seattle Has A Bumper Year – Crystal’s 7-Night Round Trip From Montreal Revives an Old Format
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THE CRUISE EXAMINER at Cybercruises.com
by Kevin Griffin
The Cruise Examiner for 31st October 2011
This week, we have a look at tipping as it affects the UK cruise market as well as others, seeing what various cruise lines recommend. While we all know the Brits hate tipping, we have a look at the different amounts recommended by different lines, as well as the fact that some don’t ask for gratuities at all. Seattle, once home to a cruise line whose motto was “Tipping Not Required,” had a bumper year in 2011 and now that this year’s Alaska cruise season is over we look at the final results there. Finally, Crystal Cruises will be trying a lot of new itineraries in 2012 and one in particular, a 7-day round trip itinerary from Montreal with the Crystal Symphony, seems to be the first cruise of this type to be offered in almost twenty years.