We have booked the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise for next May 2012.
We have NO experience with cruises and are a little bewildered reading all these forums.
Being Australian, we are not used to tipping and it concerns us a little of how much tipping seems to be expected
What sort of power supply is on the Ruby Princess, European or American?
How long before the ship sails is one expected to be on-board?
Does one HAVE to do tours organised (and pay for them!) by the ship?
Look forward to hear from experienced 'cruisers' any advice you feel we might need on our first cruise.