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Service Gratuities (Tips)

Published 03/12/2015 02:00 AM   |    Updated 10/18/2018 02:14 PM
It is customary to extend gratuities (tips) to the shipboard staff for their services. How much to tip is a personal matter and completely up to our guests.  Our recommended guidelines are, as follows:
 
For all sailings departing prior to December 1, 2018
  • Standard Staterooms: $12.95 USD per person, per day 
  • Suite Staterooms: $13.95 USD per person, per day
For all sailings departing on or after December 1, 2018 
  • Standard Staterooms: $13.99 USD per person, per day
  • Suite Staterooms: $15.99 USD per person, per day 
Booked guests sailing on or after December 1, 2018, can pre-pay their gratuities online or through their travel professional prior to December 1, 2018 at the current rates ($12.95 per person, per day, for standard accommodations; $13.95 per person, per day, for suites).
 
Should a guest not be satisfied with the service they receive, they can contact the Guest Services desk while on board. This will allow us to address their concerns in a timely and appropriate fashion. At the discretion of the guest, gratuities may be adjusted after they have been posted on the guest’s account, while on board.  Gratuities, as posted on a guest’s Sail and Sign account, will be considered final after a guest disembarks and no changes will be made after the cruise.
 
There are two ways of extending gratuities to the shipboard staff :
 
Prepaid Gratuities 
  • Gratuities can be added at the time of booking or anytime up to the sail date. Guests who booked directly with Carnival may add their pre-paid gratuities on Carnival.com.  Or, by contacting their travel professional if they booked through an agency. 
  • All guests on each booking must prepay the gratuities, with the exception of children under the age of 2.
  • Prepaid gratuities are reflected in the 'Miscellaneous Charge' field on the confirmation and in the guests’ E-Documents.
Automatic Gratuities on Shipboard Account
  • For our guest's convenience, the recommended gratuities are automatically added to their Sail & Sign account on board.   
Additional Information 
  • The majority of the tipping amount goes to employees such as stateroom stewards, assistant stewards, dining room waiters and assistant waiters. A small portion goes to a mix of other personnel who are in guest-facing customer service positions within areas such as culinary and hotel services, along with certain key positions in entertainment and guest services. Here is the breakdown, per day, based on the current recommended guidelines: Housekeeping Team: $4.05 ($5.05 for suites); Dining Team: $6.40; Alternative Services: $2.50. 
  • Gratuities are not assessed on guests less than two years of age. 
  • Tipping applies regardless of the dining options selected, such as eating at the casual dining restaurant or open seating dining.
  • For beverage purchases, an automatic 15% gratuity will be added to the bill. 
  • An automatic 15% gratuity will be added to the cover charge of the Chef’s Table.  
  • Room Service staff may be tipped as service is rendered. 
  • For cruises that begin in Barbados, all gratuities are pre-paid and automatically added during the booking process.

For cruise departures on or after December 1, 2018. 

Cruise Duration
Days

Standard Staterooms
$13.99 USD per person, per day

Suites
$15.99 USD per person, per day

2

$ 27.98

$ 31.98

3

$ 41.97

$ 47.97

4

$ 55.96

$ 63.96

5

$ 69.95

$ 79.95

6

$ 83.94

$ 95.94

7

$ 97.93

$ 111.93

8

$ 111.92

$ 127.92

9

$ 125.91

$ 143.91

10

$ 139.90

$ 159.90

11

$ 153.89

$ 175.89

12

$ 167.88

$ 191.88

13

$ 181.87

$ 207.87

14

$ 195.86

$ 223.86

15

$ 209.85

$ 239.85

16

$ 223.84

$ 255.84

17

$ 237.83

$ 271.83

18

$ 251.82

$ 287.82

19

$ 265.81

$ 303.81

20

$ 279.80

$ 319.80

21

$ 293.79

$ 335.79

22

$ 307.78

$ 351.78

23

$ 321. 77

$ 367.77

24

$ 335.76

$ 383.76

 

For cruise departures prior to December 1, 2018. 

Cruise Duration
Days

Standard Staterooms
$12.95 USD per person, per day

Suites
$13.95 USD per person, per day

2

$ 25.90

$ 27.90

3

$ 38.85

$ 41.85

4

$ 51.80

$ 55.80

5

$ 64.75

$ 69.75

6

$ 77.70

$ 83.70

7

$ 90.65

$ 97.65

8

$ 103.60

$ 111.60

9

$ 116.55

$ 125.55

10

$ 129.50

$ 139.50

11

$ 142.45

$ 153.45

12

$ 155.40

$ 167.40

13

$ 168.35

$ 181.35

14

$ 181.30

$ 193.50

15

$ 194.25

$ 209.25

16

$ 207.20

$ 223.20

17

$ 220.15

$ 237.15

18

$ 233.10

$ 251.10

19

$ 246.05

$ 265.05

20

$ 259.00

$ 279.00

21

$ 271.95

$ 292.95

22

$ 284.90

$ 306.90

23

$ 297.85

$ 320.85

24

$ 310.80

$ 334.80

 

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