The current rates, which may be adjusted at your discretion, is currently at the following prices on all Celebrity cruise ships:
- $13.50 per person, per day in standard accommodations
- $14.00 per person, per day in Concierge Class and AquaClass® staterooms
- $17.00 per person, per day in suites
The new rates will go into effect on January 2, 2018 and will be as follows:
- $14.50 per person, per day in standard accommodations
- $15.00 per person, per day in Concierge Class and AquaClass® staterooms
- $18.00 per person, per day in suites
Pre-existing bookings confirmed prior to January 2nd, 2018 will have until the time of sailing to pay their gratuities at the old rate. After January 2nd, 2018, gratuities paid while onboard are subject to the new, increased rates.
This gratuity is shared by your stateroom attendant, dining services staff, and housekeeping staff members who help enhance your vacation experience. At your discretion, the gratuity payments may be adjusted onboard at Guest Relations, in which case they will not automatically be added to your onboard SeaPass account. An 18% gratuity will be automatically added to all beverages, mini bar purchases, spa and salon services. Additional gratuities may be added at your discretion.
This news follows Celebrity’s sister cruise line Royal Caribbean’s announcement who are also raising gratuities at the beginning of 2018.