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Avalon Poetry II offers a fun and intimate cruise atmosphere. Like its sister suite ships, Poetry II has two full decks of Panoramic Her Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling picture windows and a river for her cruising. It forms the only outdoor balcony. Spacious, her 200-square-meter Panorama Suite is more than 30% larger than industry standards. At the end of the day, wake up relaxed with the world at your feet in the comfort collection bed overlooking the view. It is exactly the view with the room! Onboard amenities include alternative dining at Panorama Bistro, free computer and WiFi access in public areas, spacious Sky Deck with fitness center and upscale lounge chairs, Jacuzzi, and light al fresco lunches at Sky Bistro will be Avalon Poetry II is truly poetry in motion.
Tipping is a personal way of showing satisfaction for good service and is common on all vacations. If paying by credit card, tipping is recommended in cash unless there is a special tipping line. Here are some general tipping guidelines: Each European country has different tipping customs and guidelines can be found in country-specific guides.
At Avalon, all hotel taxes, service charges, baggage handling gratuities, and meal gratuities are included in the tour price.
For services with gratuities that are not included in the tour price, we recommend that you follow the gratuity guidelines below. For more information, see the country-specific sections of Pre-Travel Verification Documents and Travel Documents. These documents will be released two to three weeks before his vacation. Due to country specifics, the following information is provided as a guide to assist with budgeting.
A gratuity to the cruise director is not included in the holiday price. In order to do a good job, we recommend a compensation equivalent to 3 euros per passenger per day for the cruise director. Your stateroom will have an envelope for you to write a tip for the cruise director. You can also pre-pay the cruise director's gratuity when paying the balance of your cruise fare.
Crew gratuities on board Avalon Waterways° vessels are not included in the voyage fare. To do a good job, the ship's crew recommends the equivalent of twelve euros (euro) per passenger per day for her. This amount will be pooled and distributed equitably among those who have helped you, including the behind-the-scenes staff who provide services equally important to your cruise enjoyment. You can also pre-pay tips for your crew when paying the balance of your cruise.
A gratuity for the sightseeing driver is included in the tour price.
It is customary to tip hotel staff for providing room service, unless the charge is included in the bill. A small tip to the bartender is always welcome if the ice machine is not available and ice is available at the bar. Avalon includes his one baggage handling chip per passenger. Tipping is recommended for excess baggage delivery. Avalon pays the tip for hotel meals.
Certified Local Guides
Travel with us and you'll receive exclusive visits by certified local guides in each major city. These certified local guides share their extensive knowledge of culture and history to bring each location to life during your vacation. Gratuities for certified local guides are included in the tour price.
Gratuities are not included for meals at restaurants not included in the Avalon itinerary. We recommend that you check your country's guidelines for an appropriate tip based on the quality of service. Details and recommendations can be found in important travel documents sent approximately 2-3 weeks before the start of your holiday. Cruise directors are always available to assist with local tipping customs. Tips at restaurants are usually paid in cash and are not added to credit card payments unless a special line is provided on receipts with credit card signature. Many European restaurants will add her per person charge to your check/bill. This is not a hint.
In most countries, rounding up the fare as a tip for the driver is usually sufficient. A few dollars, usually 10-15% of the fare, is reasonable for this service. If possible, we recommend negotiating international taxi fares in advance to avoid discomfort at the end of your trip. Ask your hotel or ship staff or the airport hospitality desk for the best taxi companies and ensure that rates are clearly stated or pre-negotiated before departure. Either way, it's a good idea to carry some change with you, as it's rare to be asked for it when tipping.