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Gratuities can really vary with cruise line, some from a required added service charge to others with no tipping at all. It is always best to know beforehand how much Gratuities are so that you can add this into your budget when planning your cruise.
|Cruise Line||How Much Per Day Per Adult||Converted in GBP *||How Much Per Day Per Child||Converted in GBP *||Ways to Pay||Additional Charges|
|Azamara Club Cruises||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||18% on Spa service Gratuities|
|Carnival Cruises||$12||£8.36||$12 under 2's are free||£8.36 under 2's are free||Pre pay, Auto||15% on Drinks, 18% on spa treatments|
|Celebrity Cruises||Approximate daily total of $11.50 per guest ($12 for Concierge Class and Aquaclass, $15 for Suite guests) per cruise day will cover the stateroom and dining room service for adults and children||£7.72, £8.06 for Concierge Class and Aquaclass, and £10.07 for Suite Guests||$11.50, $12 Concierge and Aqua class $15 for suites.||£7.40, £7.70 Concierge and Aqua class £10 for suites||You can either pay on board or pre-pay your gratuities before you board||15% on Drinks and Beauty treatments|
|Costa Cruises|| |
€Cruises from Europe €8 / Cruise from caribbean & usa - $11/ World cruise €7
|Cruises from Europe - £6.53/ Cruise from Caribbean & USA - £7/ World cruise - £5.55|| |
Cruises from Europe - €4/ Cruise from Caribbean & USA - $5.50/ World cruise - €3.50
|Cruises from Europe - £3.18/ Cruise from Caribbean & USA - £3.50/ World cruise - £2.28||Auto||-|
|Cruise & Maritime||£5||£5||£5||£5||Auto||-|
|Crystal||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||18% for spa services|
|Cunard||$11.50 Britannia categories & $13.50 Suite Passengers||£7.64 Britannia categories & £8.97 Suite categories||Equal to adult||£7.64 Britannia categories & £8.97 Suite categories||Auto||15% on Drinks|
|Disney||$12||£7.70||$12||£7.70||Pre pay, Auto, Personally||15% on Drinks|
|Fred Olsen||£4||£4||£4||£4||Auto, Personally||-|
|Holland America Line||$12.50, $13.50 suite guests||=||$12.50, $13.50 suite guests||=||Auto, personally||-|
|Hurtigruten||No tipping policy. It is at your discretion||-||-||-||-||-|
|M£3.80||pre pay, personally, Auto||-|
|NCL||$12.95||£8.75||$12.95 No charge for under 3's||£8.75 No charge for under 3's||Pre pay, Auto, Personally||18% on Drinks and Spa|
|Oceania||$16 and $23 for suites.||£10.95 and £15.74 for suites||$16 and $23 for suites.||£10.95 and £15.74 for suites||Auto, Personally||18% on Drinks and Spa services|
|P&O Cruises||£3.95||-||£3.95. No charge for under 12's||-||Auto||-|
|Princess Cruises||$11.50 and $12 for mini suites and suites||£7.34 and £7.70 for mini suites and suites||$11.50 and $12 for mini suites and suites||£7.34 and £7.70 for mini suites and suites||Auto, Personally||15% on Drinks and 18% on Beauty treatments|
|Royal Caribbean||$12.95 and $15.95 grand suite and above||£8.63 and £10.62 grand suite and above||$12.95 and $15.95 grand suite and above||£8.63 and £10.62 grand suite and above||Pre pay, Auto, personally||18% on drinks|
|Star Clipper|| |
|£6.35||pre pay, auto, Personally||-|
|Voyages of Discovery||Included||-||-||-||-||-|
|Voyages to Antiquity||Included||-||-||-||-||12.5% for Drinks|
|Windstar||$12||£7.70||$12||£7.70||Auto, pre pay||15% on Drinks|
Once all the featured cruise lines had been converted into GBP (British Pounds) we could clearly compare the price of gratuities. As you can see, P&O Cruises have the cheapest tips for adults and they also don't charge for children under 12.
The gratuities go to the workers in all areas of the ships to reward them for their quality service to the passengers on board.
Although some cruise lines do include tips we decided to compare the ones that don't include them.
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 www.CRUISE.co.uk cannot be held responsible. The information is compiled and calculated by www.CRUISE.co.uk - this information is not to be reproduced without prior permission.
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