There are many kinds of stuff that you take into consideration just to expect a wonderful excursion in Halong Bay on cruises. Among them, payment and gratuities issue must be a concern you want to make it clear thoroughly. Hence we’re happy to give you details about common paying and tipping protocols on Halong Bay Cruises.
1. PAYMENT ON HALONG BAY CRUISES
Whenever you’re setting off a voyage to
Halong Bay (or extensions of Halong Bay such as Lan Ha Bay
or Bai Tu Long Bay
) on cruises, full payment should be processed beforehand. Normally, cruise packages will be settled before you’re aboard and your package has already included almost service during your trip, for example, meals and excursions. However, in case you want to use extra services aboard that are not mentioned in your package, you will need to purchase them as service fees.
Extra services onboard could be listed such as spa treatment, special décor packages, beverages, etc. You can also pay to upgrade your cabin or extend your stay onboard. Subjecting to availability, the crew will definitely help you arrange the services you want. Little notes, beverages onboard will be pretty higher than those on land at around 30 percents but it easily makes sense. All extra services you used will be noted during your trip then listed and settled on the last morning before you check-out.
For payment methods, you can pay in cash (USD or VND). On almost Luxury Halong Bay Cruises
such as President Cruise
, Paradise Cruises
, Orchid Cruise
, Stellar of the Seas Cruise
, etc, payments by international credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, Amex, Union Pay) are also accepted onboard.
2. TIPPING ON HALONG BAY CRUISES
Tipping is not mandatory in Vietnam, and so are Halong Bay Cruises. However, it is also much appreciated if you would like to leave something for complimenting their excellent service or the staff on the cruise.
Most Halong Bay Cruises
have a tip box and gratuities could be shared among the cruise team who dedicated to make your journey more wonderful. In case you want to thank any special staff who made you impressed during your trip, you can also pay a valuable compliment as well as give him/her your tip personally.
We suggest tipping 2-4 USD per passenger per day if you are satisfied with the service on board. Please note that guests are under no obligation to offer gratuities. It is your free decision to do so.If you're planning an overnight stay in the UNESCO Heritage Site on cruises, don't hesitate to contact our Cruises Expert Team. We are more than willing to help you get the Best Halong Bay Cruises for your trip.