Tips are not included in your cruise price, but are a voluntary way of showing satisfaction for good service. You may tip on board staff in cash if you like, or you may charge your tips to your on board account, which can be paid at the end of your cruise (everywhere except Southeast Asia). These gratuities are distributed among the ship’s staff. An additional tip of €2 per person, per day is suggested for the Program Director.
The local guides or tour escorts that travel with you in Southeast Asia, China and Russia do not receive the on board staff gratuities – it is customary to tip them separately and in cash.