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Would I be expected to tip or pay gratuities?

Carnival

Carnival

$12.95 ($13.95 for suite guests) per person per day will be added to your onboard account, regardless of the passengers age. 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.

Thomson Cruises

Thomson Cruises

You are not expected to tip on Thomson ships, though may if you wish. 

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

A suggested $13.50  per passenger will be added to your account daily. This increases to $14 if in Concierge Class or AquaClass and $17 if in a suite.ou may elect to prepay your gratuities. Please contact our Customer Care team should you wish to take advantage of this convenience. You must prepay gratuities if you choose ‘Celebrity Select Dining’.

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

18% will be automatically added to all bar bills.

Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises

Gratuities are dependent on the cruise. All amounts are per adult, per day.

European itinerary: €8 

Caribbean, Far East, South America and Transatlantic: $11

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

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.

Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line

Suggested tips can be automatically applied to onboard accounts. The suggested tips for a seven night cruise stand at a total of $74.00 per person applicable to both children and adults.

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.

Fred. Olsen

Fred. Olsen

Fred Olsen now apply an automatic £4 per person per day gratuity to customers onboard account.

All gratuities remain at the discretion of the passenger and can be adjusted at the Purser’s Office once onboard.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

Your onboard account will be charged as follows: (all per adult, per day)

European cruises (8 days or less): €7

Longer European cruises: €6

Caribbean cruises: $12 ($6 for under 18s sharing accommodation with two adults)

14 – 17 year olds charged at 50% of the above on European cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

$13.50 per person per day will be added automatically to onboard accounts. ($15.50 for suite guests)

15% gratuity is added to bar bills and 18% to spa services.

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

P&O apply a fixed rate of £3.95 pppd, which can be adjusted at reception if wished. 

Cruise and Maritime

Cruise and Maritime

£5 per person, per night will be applied automatically to your onboard account (or £4 for cruises over 16 nights in length). 

 

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

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

Pre-paying your gratuties is a must if you are wishing to benefit from Royal Caribbean's 'My Time Dining'. Any passenger may opt for the convenience of pre-paying their tips. 

Otherwise, it is customary to hand out gratuities on the last day of the cruise. Royal Caribbean suggest a total $12.95 ($15.95 for those in a Grand Suite or above) per person per day regardless of age.

15% is automatically added to any bar bill.

Carnival

Carnival

A customary charge of $11.50 (rising to $12.00 in Oct 14) will be applied to your onboard account.&nbsp;<br /><br />

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