Royal Caribbean International on Jan. 2 is implementing a $1
increase to the daily gratuity, to $14.50 per guest, for cruise passengers in
Suite guests will pay $17.50 per day, also a $1 increase.
Guests who book before Jan. 2 can pre-pay gratuities before
their sailing at the current rate.
The daily gratuity, automatically added to guest accounts, is
shared among dining and bar servers, stateroom attendants, and hotel services
teams who work behind the scenes.