Like moths to a flame, some cruise passengers line up at guest relations the last day to remove their gratuities. The $12.95 per-day gratuity, on average, seems better removed than given to some people. This isn’t a cruise line demographic problem; it’s an industry wide issue.
Gratuities are designed to reward the stateroom stewards, the dining service team, and behind-the-scenes crew working incredibly long hours, often seven days a week, just to make your vacation as memorable as possible.
Every cruise line breaks down and charges gratuities differently, but the way Carnival Cruise Line distributes their