Many first-time cruisers (and some repeat passengers) are confused about how tipping is handled on a cruise ship – when, whom and how much to tip. Most ocean cruise lines add a specified daily gratuity to your sailing account (NOTE: this doesn’t cover luggage porters, room service deliveries and tour guides). But what if you receive incredible service from your room steward – or your dining room staff goes above and beyond to make your cruise a truly memorable experience? Or how do you show your appreciation to a spa therapist who just did an amazing “Calgon-take-me-away-from-here” moment?
There are several online guides to cruise tipping – but here, we’re going to share seven times when you should NOT tip.
Do NOT tip when:
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