Carnival Cruise Line Raises Gratuities

Effective September 1, 2016, Carnival Cruise Line is raising gratuities from $12.00 to $12.95. Guests who have pre-paid their gratuities as of May 9 will not be affected by the increase. This is the first gratuity increase since 2014.

An email from company:

Gratuities will be increasing from $12.00 to $12.95 per person per day for guests sailing in standard staterooms and $13.95 per person per day for guests in suite accommodations with cruises departing September 1, 2016 and onward.

Suite Guests Get More Perks!

In tandem with this change, in addition to priority embarkation and debarkation in all ports and confirmed main dining room preference, suite guests will now receive priority tender service, complimentary in-suite bottled water and one complimentary bag of laundry per voyage, as well as an enhanced turndown service.

The last gratuity change was in 2014 from $11.50 to $12.00 per day. Royal Caribbean is currently $13.50 per day and Norwegian is $12.95 per person per day.

Carnival Vista, the line’s newest ship, sets sail on her inaugural cruise on May 1.

Are you booked on Carnival Vista? What are you looking forward to most? Follow the links below to read about all the different aspects of this ship that have us excited!

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