MONEY ON BOARD
CHIT METHOD OF PAYMENT - There is no cash flow aboard Century cruises . For any purchase , you may simply sign a chit, and present your room key. It will be added to your fina l bill, which may be settled the final night or day on board. Payment may be made in any major currency, including Chinese Renminbi . All major credit cards and travelers checks are accepted .
CREDIT CARDS - For incidentals and gift shop purchases, we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
MONEY EXCHANGE - Century Cruises provides a money exchange service on board for various currencies to be exchanged into Renminbi (RMB), China 's local currency
TIPPING POLICY- There is an amount USD25pp/cruise which regards as a mandatory one-off service charge for passengers who will take the cruise along the Yangtze River. And to ensure that it would be benefited to the crew who will provide services to you onboard as well as good at the sustainable development of the Yangtze cruise industry.
Century Cruises prides itself on its outstanding service. If you feel our services have met or exceeded your expectations, you may tip our service crew on the ship. Tipping is voluntary but would be much appreciate by the person who made your trip even more enjoyable and memorable. The general recommendation is $10.00-$15.00 per person, per day for the crew. At your discretion, you could also give some individual tips to the person who may have provided excellent services. Please be advised that the river guides do not share in the tips from the tip box. On land excursions, tipping local guides, drivers and boatmen, who are not Century Cruises employees, is also voluntary, with a suggested amount of $5.00 each.
WHAT'S INCLUDED AND WHAT'S NOT IN YOUR CRUISE FARE
Your cruise fare INCLUDES shipboard accommodations as booked, three meals daily (for cruises departing in the evening, dinner is not included the first night), lectures and entertainment, as well as the services of an experienced cruise director. Your cruise fare (¡°cruise only rate¡± does NOT include your air transportation and airport taxes , land excursions (rate listed separately) , transfers to/from the ship, and any other ground transportation , any designated overnight hotel stay prior to boarding the ship, passport, visa or vaccination fees, and personal travel i nsurance. In addition, any gratuities, bar purchases, items of a personal nature such as laundry , telephone and facsimiles, medical services, spa and beauty services are not included.
SMOKING POLICY - No smoking is permitted inside the ship. Smoking is only permitted on the outside observation deck.
TRAVEL INSURANCE - We recommended that you purchase travel insurance offered by your travel agent, tour operator, or insurance company, to cover cancellation/interruption, medical assistance and emergency services, baggage and/or personal property loss or delay , and legal assistance during the trip.
WHAT TO WEAR - Casual attire is recommended on board and ashore. For the captain's cocktail part y and farewell banquet, we suggest a jacket and tie for gentlemen, and dress pants for ladies. Please bring a sunhat and comfortable walking shoes. During the summer, sunscreen is also recommended.