Princess Raises Daily Gratuities by $1

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Princess Cruises is increasing its automatic onboard gratuities, a spokesperson for the cruise line has confirmed to Travel Agent. Effective May 21, the daily gratuities charge for standard staterooms, mini-suites and suites will increase by one dollar. 

“Our guests have consistently rated our service among the best in the industry and therefore, we wanted to ensure that the gratuities for our crew were on par with other cruise lines,” the cruise line said. “The increase underscores our commitment to reward our crew for the excellent service provided to our guests.”

On all voyages departing on or after May 21, the daily gratuities charge will be:

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  • $14.50 per guest per day for standard staterooms (interior, oceanview and balcony) 
  • $15.50 per guest per day for mini-suites
  • $16.50 per guest per day for suites

All booked guests who have pre-paid their gratuities before 11:59pm PST May 14, will have their current daily gratuity amount protected, the cruise line said. 

Princess also said that the gratuity will continue to be shared amongst eligible crew in the food service and accommodations departments. The charge is automatically added to each guest’s shipboard account on a daily basis, although guests are free to adjust this amount. 

Princess also said that it will communicate the change to guests via princess.com, in travel documents and through their travel advisors. 

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