Princess Cruises is raising the prices of their daily gratuities that are charged onboard their cruise ships. The cruise line sent out an email to travel agents informing them up the upcoming increase next month.
Princess Cruises said the reason for the hike in daily gratuities was so that they can “ensure the guest service on board remains among the best in the cruise industry”. The cruise line will increase its daily gratuities on all voyages departing on or after May 21, 2019.
The daily gratuity amount will increase by $1, and will be as follows:
- Interior/Oceanview/Balcony — $14.50 USD per guest, per day
- Mini suites (including Club Class) — $15.50 USD per guest, per day
- Full Suites — $16.50 USD per guest, per day
Additionally, booked passengers have the opportunity to prepay their daily gratuities at the current gratuity amount through May 14, 2019 at 11:59PM PST.
Princess went on to say that the gratuity rate increase is comparable to cruise industry standards and underlines their commitment to reward our crew for the excellent service provided to their cruise passengers.
This is the first increase in gratuities from Princess Cruises since December 2016.