Celebrity Cruises is raising the automatic daily gratuities that cruise passengers are charged each day. The line is the third in the past couple of months to raise gratuities.
As of June 14, gratuities on Celebrity Cruises will be:
- Inside, oceanview, and balcony staterooms: US$13.50 per person, per day (up from US$12.95);
- AquaClass and Concierge-class staterooms: US$14 per person, per day (up from US$13.45);
- Suites: US$17 per person, per day (up from US$16.45).
The daily gratuities are split between the dining staff, housekeeping, stateroom stewards, and a few behind the scenes staff members working to make guesrs'sailings memorable.
At the end of April, Carnival Cruise Line announced that the gratuities were being raised beginning September 1. Sister cruise line to Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, also raised gratuities by US$0.55 per day starting May 1, 2016.