Carnival Cruise Line passengers will now have to pay an 18% gratuity on alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks, even those who buy company's CHEERS! beverage package.
The cruise company increased the gratuity by 3% overnight on Thursday, November 27. Previously, the drink gratuity price was 15%.
A change to Carnival Cruise Line’s website gratuity section already states that for beverage purchases, automatic 18% gratuity is added to the bill. In case of individual purchases, it is simply added to the price charged to guest's Sail & Sign account. When buying a beverage package, the gratuity is automatically factored into the overall price.
The change in gratuity also applies to Bottomless Bubbles soda package.
Carnival also raised their daily gratuities and revised smoking policy, effective December 1.