My wife and I are going on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise in February. We’ll be on the Norwegian Dawn, leaving from Miami. It’s been 10 years since I went on a cruise, and I was a kid then, so I’m looking for advice both on what to do and some basic protocol as far as tipping and so forth. I’ve booked three shore excursions - a whale watching trip in Samana, a hike through Sage National Park in Tortola and a tour in St. Thomas.
Has anyone been on a Norwegian Cruise Line trip recently? Any highlights, low points, things to look out for? I remember reading a thread from someone who was going to be working on a cruise ship - anyone who’s had that experience and could offer their advice to a future customer?
NCL has an automatic tipping system of $10 per day, per passenger. What should I tip beyond that?