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.