A Reminder of  Royal Caribbean Pre- Paid Gratuity Increase

We would like to let you know that there will be a $2 increase for gratuities per guest per day beginning on Saturday, November 11th, across the entire Royal Caribbean fleet except Harmony of the Seas, which will be deployed on Sunday, November 12th (Date is pending for Rhapsody of the Seas.)

The $2 increase impacts all stateroom categories, and it will bring the daily suggested gratuity amounts to $18.00 per guest per day for Standard and Junior Suite Stateroom, and $20.50 per guest per day for Suites.

Guests who book prior to November 11th, 2023, will have the ability to prepay gratuities at any point prior to sailing and will be protected under the lower rates.

As your trusted travel partners we can also take care of getting your pre-pay gratuities paid for the lower rate.

Please note, however, that should you opt to wait to pay gratuities once onboard, they are subject to the new gratuity amounts.

New gratuity amounts are applicable to guests who book on or after November 11th, 2023, regardless of when gratuities are paid/added to the reservation.


1. Travel Industry Announcement made: Tuesday, 10/31/23

2. Effective Date: Saturday, 11/11/23

a. Exception: Sunday, 11/12/23 for Harmony of the Seas

3. Increase Amount:

a. Suites: From $18.00 to $20.50 per guest per day
b. Standard Staterooms: From $16.00 to $18.00 per guest per day

4. Guests booked prior to November 11th, 2023:

a. who have opted to pay gratuities at any point prior to sailing will be grandfathered under old rates

b. who opt to pay gratuities while onboard will be subject to new, increased rates

5. Guests booked on-or-after November 11th, 2023 are subject to the new, increased gratuity amounts

Warm Regards,

Terry Jones
Travel Lady Vacations a Dream Vacations franchise