first time, Carnival Cruise Lines will ask guests to pay a higher daily
gratuity if they stay in suite accommodations.
suggesting a $13.95 daily tip for suite guests. Currently the
rate is $12, the same as non-suite cabins.
suite-level gratuity is being introduced with bookings from Sept. 1 as
Carnival raises its suggested gratuity for non-suite guests from $12 to $12.95.
Currently, Carnival is
the only major cruise line to make no distinction between the two types of
accommodations in setting gratuities.
can be prepaid or automatically added to a passenger’s shipboard account,
subject to adjustment at the guest services desk before the end of the cruise.
Guests with bookings after Sept. 1 who prepay gratuities by May 9 will
not be subject to the increase.
last raised its tip amount from $11.50 to $12 in October 2014.