Cruise Tipping Guide
How much will you pay for your tips?
Tipping is still 'usually' a question of choice.
Tips or 'Gratuities' as they are often referred to, are in most cases, an integral part of the cruise experience and cost. Most cruise lines will either charge a certain amount per day to your account or recommend an amount to be offered and shared amongst the crew at the end of your cruise . Luxury lines often include tips in the fare to make the experience more inclusive. This said, if you believe that the service you have received is not up to the standard you expected or were promised then you should feel free to express your concerns whilst on-board. More cruise lines now are linking the pre-payment of tips to certain benefits to increase collection levels and some dining options may only be available if paying in advance. Many cruise lines also add a further 15% - 18% gratuity surcharge on beverage purchases.
This information is provided in good faith and updated regularly but we cannot accept any responsibility for any minor inaccuracies. Please use as a guide only.
|Cost Per Day Per Person||Adult||Child||Notes|
|Azamara||NA||NA||Extra gratuities at the discretion of the passenger|
|Carnival||$11.50||$11.50||Added to account. Pre-paid on Barbados itineraries|
|Celebrity||$11.50||$11.50||Supplements of up to $3.50 on suites.|
|Costa||Between 6 Euros and $11 per day depending on destination. 14-17 pay 50%. Under 14's no charge|
|Cruise and Maritime||£5||£5||£4 per person on cruises over 16 nights in duration|
|Crystal||Not included - optional guideline of up to $13 per day + $5 for Penthouse Guests|
|Cunard||$11||$11||$13 per person per day in Grill Class accommodation|
|Disney||At passengers discretion but recommended amounts work out approx $8 per guest per day|
|Fred Olsen||£4||£4||Happy to adjust by contacting reception|
|Holland America||$11.50||$11.50||$12 per day for suite guests. Automatically added to account|
|Hurtigruten||NA||NA||Guidelines offered on-board but not added or compulsory|
|MSC||Between 6 Euros and $11 per day depending on destination. 14-17 pay 50%. Under 14's no charge|
|NCL||$12||$12||Automatically added. No charges for children under 3 years|
|Oceania||$12.50||$12.50||Automatically added. Add $4 per day for Penthouse & Owners Suites|
|P&O||£6||£6||Added to on-board account. Applicable for 12yrs and over|
|Princess||$11.50||$11.50||$12 per day for suite & mini-suite guests|
|Regent||NA||NA||Donations on-board to the Crews Welfare Fund|
|Royal Caribbean||$12.00||$12.00||Extra $2.25 Suites. Automatically added to your on-board account|
|Seabourn||NA||NA||Tips are not expected|
|Silversea||NA||NA||Tips are not expected|
|Star Clippers||NA||NA||Not compulsory 8 Euros per day recommended at discretion|
|Thomson||NA||NA||Not expected but cash tips can be offered on-board|
|Voyages of Discovery||$7.50||$7.50||Automatically added to account but can be altered at request|
|Voyages to Antiquity||NA||NA||Included in the cruise fare|
|Windstar||$11||$11||Automatically added to your account|