What gratuity charges should I expect to see on board?
A fixed service charge will be added to your onboard spending account in the amount of $13.99 per person per day for interiors, ocean views, balconies and mini-suites and $16.99 per person per day for all suites.
The reason there's a fixed service charge is an important one: the ship crew is encouraged to work together as a team. Staff members including restaurant staff, stateroom stewards and behind-the-scenes support staff are compensated by a combination of salary and incentive programs that your service charge supports.
Additionally, a 20% auto-gratuity charge will be applied for some other onboard services and experiences. These include, but are not limited to, beverage purchases (alcohol and non-alcoholic as well as ALL beverage packages), specialty dining packages, alcohol tastings, and spa and salon services.
While you are welcome to extend additional gratuities at your discretion, these minimum service gratuities are agreed to be paid by you upon booking your stateroom.