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When you go on a cruise whats the minimum gratuity for each person on the ship?

my friend says 69.00 per person (such as matre d', server etc) thats high to me. but what do i know! do you have to leave the full amount for them or can you leave what you want.

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Asked by rosesrred1 at 9:01 AM on May. 7, 2013 in Travel

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  • We just got back from a cruise on Princess line. You don't leave any tips, but there is a daily assessment of $11.50 per day. You can give more than that if you choose, but you don't have to. Also, if you have the same waiter for the entire cruise, you can give that person extra. The assessed amount is then evenly distributed among those who work on the ship, at least that is what we were told. We didn't have the same waiter, so we gave no extra.

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:10 AM on May. 7, 2013

  • so if 6 people helped on the cruise thats 11.50 per day per person nannyb???

    Comment by rosesrred1 (original poster) at 9:20 AM on May. 7, 2013

  • Here is a good article explaining charges and tipping.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:25 AM on May. 7, 2013

  • It's different on different cruise lines, but on most it's a set "fee" and there is a minimum amount. It's not optional.

    Answer by missanc at 10:02 AM on May. 7, 2013

  • You don't tip, it's included already.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:39 AM on May. 7, 2013

  • Ours was included in the price.

    Answer by liss05 at 10:58 AM on May. 7, 2013

  • It may be included in the "fees" but in most cases if someone has done an exceptional job you may tip them a little extra.

    Answer by baconbits at 11:54 AM on May. 7, 2013

  • Ours were always included, but then on the last night of the cruise you were asked to leave a little extra if you wanted to.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 12:08 PM on May. 7, 2013

  • Check the website for the cruise you are taking. They will detail how the gratuities are handled for that particular cruise line including the minimum amounts. There will be envelopes at the end to use for extra tips if you want to. Tips are already included in the price of the drinks.

    Answer by Keksie at 8:42 AM on May. 10, 2013

  • It depends on the cruise line. They will tell you whether it is included or not. Disney does not include tips in their price, but they set it up so you can either leave cash in an envelope or just charge it.

    Answer by slw123 at 7:47 AM on May. 18, 2013

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