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Dates, prices & details for our new Corinthian trips, and praise for treasured favorites

Q: I know that tipping for porters, bus drivers and local tour guides is now included in the tour price for our upcoming Romance of the Rhine & Mosel cruise. I would like to solicit your guidelines for tipping a Program Director and for the crew on a river cruise ...

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Tipping for great River Cruise Program Directors

Q: I know that tipping for porters, bus drivers and local tour guides is now included in the tour price for our upcoming Romance of the Rhine & Mosel cruise. I would like to solicit your guidelines for tipping a Program Director and for the crew on a river cruise ...

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Ask Harriet: Cabins & windows for solos on Small Ships

Q: I’d like to hear from solo travelers who have taken a Small Ship Cruise Tour, where there is a free Single Supplement. What are the accommodations like? On the deck plans for The Rivieras: France, Italy & the Isles, it appears that there are two single rooms, both on the bottom deck adjacent to the crew area ...

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Ask Harriet: WiFi on River Ships—iPad or iPhone?

Q: Do you think we should invest in an iPad or iPhone? We don't have either and think it's time to step into the present. For our next trip next summer, I want to have either an iPad or iPhone. Which do you have or which do you prefer? All the GCT ships seem to have given up on available computers and gone to WiFi ...

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Ask Harriet: Advance tickets for Michelangelo's masterpiece

Q: I will be going on the Tuscany & the Amalfi Coast trip, and during free time in Florence would like to go to Academia Gallery to see the statue of David. A recent traveler review says that "with pre-planning" she was able to get tickets in advance, but there was no explanation how that was done...

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