I have absolutely no problem with gratuities going up. This would amount to around $11 extra for my cruise. These stewards, bartenders, waitstaff, laundry workers, plumbers, electricians, cooks and other staff work tirelessly 7 days a week to ensure we have a good time. They smile, bow and scrape, suffer abuse, for very small salaries most of which they send home to their families. My cabin steward on my last cruise had 3 children at home that he got to see every 4 or 5 months. I don't begrudge them an extra $11, and I will supplement their salaries with extra tips. I feel it is the least I can do for all they do for me.