Celebrity Cruises removes prepaid gratuities from inclusive packages

   August 31, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Celebrity Cruises, a distinguished premium cruise line under the umbrella of the Royal Caribbean Group, has unveiled a series of strategic modifications scheduled to take effect on October 4th, 2023.

The forthcoming changes by Celebrity Cruises encompass the following key adjustments:

  1. All Included Package Enhancements: Commencing on October 4th, newly acquired All Included packages will encompass a range of enhancements. These encompass Classic Drinks and Basic Wi-Fi, both extended to all occupants within the stateroom. These inclusions will persist in offering substantial cost savings, ranging from $200 to $800 per individual when measured against onboard rates. It's notable, however, that gratuities will no longer be integrated within this particular package.
  2. The Retreat Experience Elevation: Starting October 4, 2023, fresh bookings made within The Retreat category will enjoy a more enriched Suite experience. This will encompass Premium Drinks, Premium Wi-Fi, and inclusive access to The Retreat's amenities for all occupants within the stateroom.
  3. AquaClass Stateroom Rate Diversity: Effective from October 4, guests opting for an AquaClass stateroom will have the choice of two distinct rates: an All Included rate and a No Perk rate. This new offering provides guests with the flexibility to conveniently incorporate the All Included Classic Drinks and Basic Wi-Fi at the time of booking, or alternatively, opt for a more personalized and ь la carte approach.
  4. Revised Offering for Travel Agents and Groups: As of October 4, newly formed travel groups will encompass Celebrity's revised All Included offering. This includes a package featuring the highly popular Classic Drink Package and Basic Wi-Fi, which aims to enhance the experience for both travelers and travel agents alike.

For the period spanning from August 29th, 2023, through October 31st, 2023, existing groups will be eligible to retain the original 3 amenities - Drinks, Wi-Fi, and Tips - provided that the group's reserved spaces are officially assigned by October 31st, 2023.

It's important to clarify that the "All Included" Pricing structure pertains to cruises booked and departing on or after October 4th, 2023. This pricing structure is applicable to staterooms ranging from inside accommodations through AquaClass staterooms, with the exception of Galapagos cruises.