second time this year, Princess Cruises is raising the amount it suggests
passengers tip their waiters, cabin attendants and other service workers.
implemented a 13% increase on Jan. 1 to the current level of $12.95 a
In a letter
to passengers, Princess said that amount will be going up for guests in
interior, oceanview and balcony cabins to $13.50 starting Dec. 15. It said
mini-suite guests would be assessed $14.50, and full suite guests at $15.50 per
plan is the first at Princess to have mini-suites and suites in separate tiers.
adjust the amounts, which are automatically billed to their shipboard accounts,
at the end of each cruise.
said booked passengers can prepay at the current rates through Nov. 15.
Celebrity, Carnival and Royal Caribbean also have raised gratuity amounts this year.