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Would I be expected to tip or pay gratuities?

Carnival

Carnival

$13.99 ($15.99 for suite guests) per person per day will be added to your on board account, for all guests aged 2 and over.
 
Should you wish to change the amount or tip independently, please contact Guest Services once on board.
18% will be automatically added to all bar bills.

Thomson Cruises

Thomson Cruises

You are not expected to tip on a Marella cruise ship, although you can if you wish. 

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

A suggested $14.50  per passenger will be added to your account daily. This increases to $15 if in Concierge Class or AquaClass and $18 if in a suite.

You may elect to prepay your gratuities. Please contact our Customer Care team should you wish to take advantage of this convenience. 

Should you wish to change the amount or tip independently, please contact Guest Services, once on board.

18% will be automatically added to all bar bills and 15% for Spa services.

Gratuities are included for all Celebrity Xpedition Galapagos sailings.

Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises

Gratuities are dependent on the cruise. All amounts are per adult, per day. Please see the details at the Costa website below:

https://www.costacruises.co.uk/B2C/GB/Before_you_go/general/Pages/GeneralInfo.aspx

There are no charges for children under 4. 
4 – 14 year olds are charged at 50% of the above rates on some itineraries.

Please note that Costa suggest that the service charge cannot be altered. You are not expected or required to offer further tips once onboard

Cunard

Cunard

$11.50 per person per day is added to the onboard account for passengers in Britannia Staterooms. This increases to $13.50 for those in ‘Grill’ accommodation. This is applied to the account of both adults and children.

Should you wish to change the amount or tip independently, please contact the Purser’s Office once onboard.

15% will be automatically added to all bar bills whilst 12.5% will be added for Spa & Salon services.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line

Suggested tips can be automatically applied to onboard accounts. The recommended amount on Disney comes to $13.50c per person per day, applicable to both children and adults.

Should you wish to change the amount or tip independently, please contact the Guest Services desk once on board.

15% will be automatically added to all bar bills and 18% to Spa services

Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen

Fred Olsen now apply an automatic £5 per person per day gratuity to customers onboard account, for those guests 12 and over.

All gratuities remain at the discretion of the passenger and can be adjusted at Guest Services once on board.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

Your onboard account will be charged as per the details on the table at the MSC link below:

https://www.msccruises.co.uk/manage-booking/before-you-go/service-charges

15% service charge is applied to all purchases at the bar (excluding packages).

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

$14.50 per person per day will be added automatically to onboard accounts. ($17.50 for suite guests)

18% gratuity is added to bar bills, speciality dining and Spa services.
Norwegian Sky and Sun may be excluded from the above. Please see the NCL website for details.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

P&O apply a fixed rate of £7 pppd, only aged 12 and over.
This can be adjusted at reception if wished.

Starting with cruises departing on specific dates in May (Cruise numbers A911, B912, E911/A, J903, N910, R907, X907.)  P&O will be abolishing all on board gratuities.

Cruise and Maritime

Cruise and Maritime

£7 per person, per night will be applied automatically to your onboard account (or £6 for cruises over 16 nights in length).

For Astor $12.00 per person per night ($10.00 per person per night for cruises of more than 11 nights duration).
For Vasco Da Gama €7 per person per night (this amount reduces to €6 per person per night for cruises of greater than 16 nights duration).

 

Should you wish to change the amount or tip independently, please contact the Front Desk once on board.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

You can pre-pay your service charge as part of your booking and this will be shared among Dining Services Staff, Stateroom Attendants and Other Housekeeping Services Personnel.

If you have opted not to pre-pay your Service Charge before your cruise, for your convenience we will automatically add a $14.50 per guest per day service charge to each guest's SeaPass account on a daily basis.
For guests in a Grand Suite or above, the amount is $17.50.
Guest's wishing to amend these amounts, can discuss this matter at Guest Relations, once on board.

An 18% service charge is also automatically added to beverages and beverage packages, mini-bar items, spa & salon purchases as well as specialty dining products, including packages, classes and brunches.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises

To simplify the tipping process for our guests, a discretionary gratuity of $15.50 per guest per day for suites, $14.50 per guest per day for mini-suites and club class, and $13.50 per guest per day for interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms, will be automatically added to your onboard account.

You can prepay your gratuities by contacting us, or by logging in to your Princess Cruise Personaliser here:

https://book.princess.com/cruisepersonalizer/login.page

An 18% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts, and Lotus Spa® services. 

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