February 16, 2013
Passengers who have prepaid their tips will not be charged daily.
According to Royal Caribbean, the new automatic gratuity is based on industry standards. Previously, the line recommended a total of $11.65 per day, per person ($13.90 for suite guests) and passengers could pay via their onboard account or pay in cash.
Under the new system, passengers who believe they've received poor service may ask Guest Services to reduce or remove the automatic tips while on the ship.
The new policy applies to all guests who do not prepay their gratuities before February 28.
--by Dori Saltzman, News Editor