It is customary for cruisers to extend gratuities to the shipboard staff in appreciation for their hard work and exceptional service. 100% of your gratuities are distributed to the crew who you interact with, such as your stateroom attendants, dining and culinary services staff, as well as others who work behind the scenes to enhance your overall cruise experience. Applying this charge automatically streamlines the recognition process and ensures our crew will share in your generosity.
Here is Carnival's Gratuity Structure
For cruise departures prior to April 1, 2023:
Standard Staterooms: $14.50 USD per person, per day
Suite Staterooms: $16.50 USD per person, per day
For cruise departures on or after April 1, 2023:
Standard Staterooms: $16.00 USD per person, per day
Suite Staterooms: $18.00 USD per person, per day
You may pay this daily gratuity in two different ways:
Gratuities can be added at the time of booking or anytime up to the sail date. So if you registered and want to change your preference on this just email your travel agent or cruise manager. Prepaid gratuities are reflected in the 'Miscellaneous Charge' field on the confirmation and in the guest’s E-Documents.
Sail & Sign®
If a guest has not pre-paid the gratuities, the recommended per person amount will be posted to their Sail & Sign account on the second to last day of the cruise. Should a guest not be satisfied with the service they receive, they can contact the Guest Services desk while on board. This will allow us to address their concerns in a timely and appropriate fashion. At the discretion of the guest, gratuities may be adjusted after they have been posted on the guest’s account, while on board. Gratuities, as posted on a guest’s Sail and Sign account, will be considered final after a guest disembarks and no changes will be made after the cruise.
Gratuities are assessed on all guests, with the exception of children under the age of 2.
Gratuities apply regardless of the dining options selected, such as eating at the casual dining restaurant or open seating dining.
For beverage purchases, an automatic 18% service charge will be added to the bill.
An automatic18% service charge will be added to the cover charge for the Chef’s Table and Bonsai Teppanyaki as well as the nominal à la carte fee at Bonsai Sushi, Emeril’s Bistro 1396, Emeril's Bistro 1397, Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse and Seafood Shack; additional gratuities can be added at the guest's discretion.
A gratuity may be extended to room service staff as service is rendered; for bar beverage purchases, an automatic 18% service charge will be added.
Thank you for your generous recognition of our on board team. Our crew works hard to provide you with a great vacation and takes pride in being part of the best team in the cruise industry.