Royal Caribbean Raising Daily Gratuities Charges


Royal Caribbean International is increasing its recommended gratuities guideline.

Taking effect April 14 for all sailings departing on or after May 1, the new recommended gratuities guideline will be US$13.50 per day, per guest in standard accommodations, and US$16.50 per day, per guest in suites.

For guests’ convenience, Royal Caribbean automatically registers the daily gratuities in guest folios; however guests are free to change the amount at their discretion with the ship’s Guest Services staff.
Guests who prepay their gratuities prior to the effective date can still do so based on the current guideline of US$12.95 per day, per guest in standard accommodations, and US$15.95 per day, per suite guest. Officials say the adjustment will put the cruise line in line with its competitors.