Royal Caribbean raises suggested gratuity by 20%
Royal Caribbean raised the amount it suggests its guests tip its staff onboard its ships to 20%
Royal Caribbean will start the new gratuity recommendations for cruises that depart on or after July 1, 2011. At that time, passengers will be asked to tip $11.65 per day, up from $9.75 that was previously recommended.
Gratuities onboard are optional, but passengers who choose to prepay their gratuities will be forced to pay the higher rate.