Are gratuities mandatory on a cruise?
Technically cruise lines cannot force you to pay gratuities, especially if you have a complaint or issue about the service you received on board.
Gratuities on a cruise are not mandatory, but instead heavily suggested and added automatically..
What happens if you don’t tip on a cruise?
The crew members aboard your cruise are likely making less than minimum wage and working long hours. When you forego tipping on your cruise, you aren’t hurting the corporation. You’re just lowering the pool of funds that hard-working service employees share at the end of the journey.
Are Balcony rooms worth it on cruises?
A balcony may absolutely be worth it to you, but probably not if these are your primary reasons: 1) You’re looking for a place to smoke. You can’t smoke on cruise ship balconies. Guest demand has made most areas on most ships non-smoking, but in this case the reason is largely safety.
How much do you tip a bartender on a cruise?
– Bartender: Plan to frequent the same bar throughout your cruise? Give your new favorite bartender a $10 – $20 upfront tip. If you’ve had excellent service, another tip at the end of the cruise is also appreciated. -Wine sommelier: Based on their involvement, $10 or $20 at the end of the cruise is appropriate.
How much extra should you tip on a cruise?
Most cruise lines suggest tipping $10 to $12 per day per passenger (not per couple), regardless of age. For a seven-day cruise, this means each cruiser should budget at least $70 for gratuities, or $140 per cabin for two people.
How much should you tip your room steward on a cruise?
The room steward (or stewardess) is the person who cleans your cruise cabin and assists you with anything you might need while in your cabin. The industry standard for tipping the room steward is $3.50 per person per day, given on the last day of the cruise.