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Cruise Line Tips & Gratuities Guide


Gratuities vary a great deal between cruise lines, ranging from a required added service charge to no tipping at all. But take our advice - it's very important that you know before you book your cruise so you can budget accordingly!


Gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise
18% on drinks & beauty treatments


$11.50
$11.50 (2 years +)
Pre Pay
Auto
15% on drinks

$11.50
$12.00 (Concierge and Aqua Class)
$15.00 (Suites)
$11.50
$12.00 (Concierge and Aqua Class)
$15.00 (Suites)
Pre Pay
Auto
Personally
15% on drinks & beauty treatments

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

$11 (Britannia Categories)               
$13 (Grills Categories)
$11 (Britannia Categories)               
$13 (Grills Categories)
Auto
Personally
15% on drinks & beauty treatments

£4 (except Full World Cruises)
N/A
Auto
Personally
None

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

$11.50 ($12 for suites)
$11.50 ($12 for suites)
Auto
Personally
15% on drinks

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

$12 (Caribbean & Eastbound Transatlantics)
€7 (8 nights or under Med, Northern Europe,
Middle East & Autumn Transatlantics)
€6 (9 nights or over Med, Northern Europe, Middle East & Autumn Transatlantics)
Under 14 None
14-17 years 50% charge
on European cruises
$6 per day for under 18’s sharing a cabin with 2 adults
on Caribbean itineraries
Auto
15% on drinks

$12
$12 (3 years +)
Auto
15% on drinks
18% on spa services

$13.50   
$19.50 (Suites with a butler)
$13.50   
$19.50 (Suites with a butler)
Auto
18% on drinks & beauty treatments

Suggested £1.50 for cabin steward and £1.60 for silver-service waiters
No charge for under 12’s
Auto (Freedom Diners only)
Personally
None

$11.50
$12.00 (Suites & Mini Suites)
$11.50
$12.00 (Suites & Mini Suites)
Auto
Personally
15% on drinks & beauty treatments

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

$11.65
$13.90 (Suites)
$11.65
$13.90 (Suites)
Pre Pay
Auto
15% on bar bills

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

All gratuities / tips are included in the price of the cruise from Spring 2012

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Click here to view the tips & gratuities guide in The Complete Cruise Brochure 2012

The above information is to be used as a guide only. Please check with individual cruiselines or your cruise consultant before booking a cruise. Each cruiseline reserves the right to change their policy at any time without notice for which cruise.co.uk cannot be held responsible. The information is compiled and calculated by cruise.co.uk - this information is not to be reproduced without prior permission.