Hello everybody, Me and my wife just singed up to take our dream vacation around the Caribbean for 9 nights on the allure of the seas. Its our very delayed honeymoon :D.
Our big confusion is about gratuity.
Gratuity - We have heard differing things about gratuity, last thing we want to do is not tip the staff correctly. I have heard that gratuity is included in the ship fare, I have heard that Gratuity is added onto the end of the cruise, we also saw a pre paid gratuity option for $215~ dollars to add at booking.
So my question is, have we already paid for gratuity by paying for the cruise?
If not, and we use the prepaid gratuity option, are we still expected to leave tips for our waiter/room staff?