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Cruise Line Gratuities


For most cruise lines, gratuities that haven't been pre-paid can be adjusted onboard. A few, like Norwegian Cruise Line, can only be adjusted after the cruise and requests must be emailed and approved by the cruise line.



🚢 OCEAN CRUISES 🚢.


American Cruise Lines:

Included in the fare


American Queen Voyages:

Included in the fare


Azamara:

Included in the fare18% gratuity on spa services


Carnival Cruise Line:

Before April 1, 2023: $14.50 per person, per day ($16.50 for suite guests)April 1, 2023 and after: $16 per person, per day ($18.00 for suite guests)18% gratuity on drinks, spa services, specialty dining and beverage packages


Celebrity Cruises:

$17.50 per person, per day for Inside, Ocean View, and Veranda staterooms$18 per person, per day for Concierge Class and AquaClass staterooms$21 per person, per day for guests of The Retreat 20% gratuity on beverages, mini bar purchases and beverage packages18% gratuity on spa services, salon purchases, 24-hour room service, specialty dining and specialty dining packages


Celestyal Cruises:

Included in the cruise fare


Cunard:

$11.50 per person, per day for Britannia staterooms ($13.50 for Queens and Princess Grill suites)15% gratuity on bar and wine purchases12.5% gratuity on spa services


Disney Cruise Line:

$14.50 per person, per night ($15.50 for Concierge Stateroom and Suite guests)18% gratuity on beverage purchases and spa services


Holland America Line:

$16 per person, per day ($17.50 for suite guests)18% gratuity on drinks, spa services, specialty dining and beverage packages


Lindblad Expeditions:

Included in the fare on all National Geographic Explorer, Endurance, Resolution, and Orion sailings$200 per week on National Geographic Islander II and National Geographic Endeavour II$25 per day for on all other ships


MSC Cruises:

Varies by destination & age:

Bahamas & Caribbean – 12 & older, $14 per person, per night | 2-11 years old, $7 per person, per nightGrand Voyages from the Caribbean (Northbound) – 12 & older, $12.50 per person, per night | 2-11 years old, $6.25 per person, per nightGrand Voyages from the Caribbean (Southbound) – 12 & older, €10 per person, per night | 2-11 years old, €5 per person, per night

Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Southern Caribbean, Middle East, Asia & World Cruise – 12 & older, €10 per person, per night | 2-11 years old, €5 per person, per night


Norwegian Cruise Line:

$20 per person, per day for Club Balcony suites and below$25 per person, per day for The Haven and all other suitesAn additional per person 4.275% pre-paid service charge GET Tax on Hawaii sailings20% gratuity on beverages, specialty dining, spa services and entertainment-based dining


Oceania Cruises:

$16 per person, per day ($23.00 for guests in Penthouse, Oceania, Vista and Owner's suites)20% gratuity on drinks, spa services and dinner at La Reserve


Paul Gauguin Cruises:

Included in the cruise fare


Ponant:

€10-12 per person, per day (cash only)


Princess Cruises:

Through February 19, 2023$14.50 per person, per day$15.50 for Mini-Suite and Club Class guests $16.50 for suite guests18% gratuity on drinks, drink packages, and spa services

Starting February 20, 2023$16 per person, per day$17 for Mini-Suite and Club Class guests$18 for suite guests18% gratuity on drinks, drink packages, and spa services


Regent Seven Seas Cruises:

Included in the fare


Royal Caribbean International:

$16 per person, per day ($18.50 for suite guests)18% gratuity on beverages, mini bar items, and spa & salon services and purchases


Silversea Cruises:

Included in the fare


Seabourn:

Included in the fare


UnCruise Adventures:

$25-$35 per day, per guest


Viking:

$17 per person, per day15% gratuity on bar, beverage, wine and deck service tabs


Virgin Voyages:

Included in the fare


Windstar Cruises:

$16 per person, per day18% gratuity on bar charges and dining room wine purchases



🚢 RIVER CRUISES 🚢


American Cruise Lines:

Included in the fare


American Queen Voyages:

Included in the fare


AmaWaterways:

Varies by destination and length of cruise:

Europe, 7-night – €100 per guest (€120 per guest on AmaMagna) + €25 per guest for the cruise manager (€4 per guest, per day for pre- and post-cruise extensions)Europe, 10-night – €143 per guest + €36 per guest for the cruise manager (€4 per guest, per day for pre- and post-cruise extensions)Europe, 11-night – €158 per guest + €40 per guest for the cruise manager (€4 per guest, per day for pre- and post-cruise extensions)Europe, 14-night – €200 per guest + €50 per guest for the cruise manager (€4 per guest, per day for pre- and post-cruise extensions)

Portugal – €100 per guest + €30 per guest for the cruise manager (€4 per guest, per day for pre- and post-cruise extensions)

Mekong – $10 per person, per day + $3 per guest, per day for the cruise manager

Africa, Zambezi Queen Onboard Staff– $15-$20 per guest, per dayAfrica, AmaWaterways Tour Guide – $5-$10 per guest, per day (from Cape Town to Johannesburg)Africa, Safari Lodge Stay – Safari Ranger/Guide, $10-$20 per guest, per day; Game Tracker (South Africa only), $5 per guest, per day; Butler/Waiter, $5 per guest, per day; General Lodge Staff, $10-$20 per guest, per day

Egypt, 11-night/12-day cruise & land – Onboard AmaDahlia, $120 per guest; Cairo Pre-/Post, $130 per guest


Avalon:

€3 per person, per day for cruise director + €12 per person, per day for the crew


Emerald Cruises:

Included in the fare


Scenic:

Included in the fare


Tauck:

Included in the fare


Uniworld Boutique River Cruises:

Included in the fare


Viking:

Varies by destination:

Europe – $20 per person, per day pre-paid (€20 onboard) + (recommended) €2 per person, per day for local Viking Host and €1 per person, per day for Viking bus drivers | (recommended) €2 per person, per day for pre- or post-cruise extension Viking Tour Director

Egypt & Mekong – $10 per person, per day for land portion + $25 per person, per day for cruise portion | (recommended) $2 per person, per day for pre- or post-cruise extension Viking Hosts + $10 per person, per day for Viking Tour Director + $1 per person, per day for Viking bus drivers

Mississippi – $20 per person, per day + (recommended) $5 per person, per day for local guides + $2 per person, per day for bus drivers | (recommended) $5 per person, per day for pre- or post-cruise extension Tour Director


*If you have questions or need more info on the Gratuities, please contact your preferred Cruise Line.


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