Royal Caribbean International is raising its cruise gratuity rates. The per diem for standard staterooms will be $13.50 per person and for suites, $16.50 per person, making the totals comparable to its competitors, according to the line’s website.
The increase amounts to only 55 cents more per day versus the previous rates of $12.95 and $15.95 suggested previously. For sailings departing on or after May 1, 2016, the new tip quantities will be charged automatically to guests’ onboard accounts. The charges will apply to all guests who have not yet prepaid their gratuities prior to April