Princess Cruise lines just announced that they are raising their daily gratuities for all voyages that are scheduled to depart on or after December 15, 2016.
The new daily gratuity amount will be:
- $13.50 USD per guest, per day for regular staterooms. These staterooms are classified as: Interior, Oceanview and Balcony. This is an increase of $0.55 from the current rate
- $14.50 USD per guest, per day for mini-suites. This will include Princess Cruise Lines new Club Class category. This is an increase of $.55 from the current rate
- $15.50 USD per guest, per day for suites. This is an increase of $1.55 from the current rate
Passengers that are currently booked on a Princess Cruise Lines sailing that will take place on or after December 15, 2016, can avoid paying the increased gratuity rate by prepaying their gratuities now. This offer will expire at 11:59 PM PST on November 15, 2016.
Princess Cruise Lines says that the gratuity rate increase is comparable to cruise standards and underlines their commitment to reward their crew for the excellent service they provide.