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Cruise Line Tipping Policies: Luxury Lines
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Azamara Club Cruises
The Process: Tips are included in the cruise fare, but additional tipping is at the passengers' discretion.

Alternatives: While it's not encouraged, you can always tip extra in cash.

Extra Charges: Spa gratuities are not included in the voyage fare. An 18 percent gratuity will be added to passengers' onboard folios for spa services.

Crystal Cruises
The Process: Basic gratuities are included in the cruise fare.

Alternatives: While not obligatory, additional gratuities are appreciated. However, they are entirely at the discretion of each individual passenger.

Extra Charges: An 18 percent gratuity for any salon and spa services rendered will be automatically charged to your onboard account.

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
The Process: Basic gratuities are included in the cruise fare.

Alternatives: While not obligatory, additional gratuities are appreciated. However, they are entirely at the discretion of each individual passenger.

Extra Charges: None.

Oceania Cruises
The Process: Oceania automatically adds a $15 per-day gratuity to each passenger's shipboard account (any age). An additional $7 per passenger, per day, will be added for cruisers occupying Penthouse, Oceania, Vista or Owner's suites where butler service is provided.

Alternatives: Passengers may adjust gratuities while onboard at their discretion.

Extra Charges: An 18 percent gratuity is added to all bar and spa bills, as well as dinner at specialty restaurant La Reserve.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The Process: Tips are included in the cruise fares, and additional tipping is not expected.

Alternatives: Passengers who wish to give an additional tip can make a donation to the Crew Welfare Fund at the purser's office.

Extra Charges: None.

The Yachts of Seabourn
The Process: On Seabourn ships, tipping is neither required nor expected.

Alternatives: Additional tipping is not expected.

Extra Charges: None.

SeaDream Yacht Club
The Process: All tips are included in the cruise fares.

Alternatives: Additional tipping is not expected.

Extra Charges: None.

Silversea Cruises
The Process: Tips are included in the cruise fares.

Alternatives: Additional tipping is not expected.

Extra Charges: Gratuities for spa services are not included.

Windstar Cruises
The Process: Windstar has a service charge of $12 per person (including children), per day.

Alternatives: If you wish to express special thanks for excellent service, you may tip directly to individual crewmembers. If you wish to adjust the amount of the auto-gratuities, you may do so at the end of your cruise.

Extra Charges: A 15 percent service charge is added to all bar bills.

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