Celebrity Cruises is raising its daily gratuity rate effective January 6, next year.
Travel partners were informed of the 6.9% increase this week.
Celebrity Cruises policy already reads:
“Standard staterooms changed from $14.50 to $15.50 per day, per guest. Concierge Class and AquaClass staterooms changed from $15.00 to $16.00 per day, per guest. Suite Class accommodations changed from $18.00 to $19.00 per day, per guest.”
The policy explains that gratuities are shared by the line's "exceptional onboard dining and culinary services team, stateroom attendants, other housekeeping services personnel, as well as staff from other departments who work behind the scenes to enhance your cruise experience.”
Passengers who have prepaid their gratuities will not be charged additional fees, and those with future sailings booked can avoid this increase by making sure to prepay daily gratuities before January 6.