Norwegian raising daily charges AGAIN !

just received this e mail ;

Norwegian Cruise Line is making a nominal adjustment to its daily service charges, effective April 1, 2018. Norwegian's discretionary daily service charges make it easy for guests to provide gratuities to the onboard staff dedicated to delivering superior guest service throughout the cruise. The new rates are: $14.50 per person per day for any category up to a mini-suite stateroom $17.50 per person per day for any suite or The Haven category

Any guest that has made a booking by March 31, 2018 will have the option of prepaying their service charges at the current rate if done prior to sail date. Guests with existing cruise reservations who have already pre-paid their service charges at the current rate are not affected.

expect rt others to follow shortly

13 Answers

Sorry, the $14.50 is up from @13.99 pp / d

If one Cruiseline raises the gratuities, the rest will likely follow soon.

I hate this sort of thing. The companies know we'll keep coming back so they take advantage. The airlines do it too. With the billions that the cruise lines and airlines make I know they don't have to raise rates like they do.

Guess all we can do is just sigh and put out the cash. I won't stop cruising NCL or Princess if they raise the rates. The one thing that would put me off from a cruise line is bad service and so far haven't had that on either line.

Glad we'll still get the old rates in Sept. We tip extra anyhow, but there's gonna come a point when we'll cut back on the cash.

For the upcoming cruise, the grays are already paid. We can pay the old rate for the October cruise as long as we pay before the sail date.

Has as anyone ever requested an annual report / financial statement from any of these companies to see how these funds are distributed ?

We just got the email for our Sept 30 cruise.

I just booked a cruise with NCL a couple days ago. I received an email stating that they would honor the original rate until April 1. So I went online last night and paid my service fees. However, now that I am thinking about it, they charged me the new rate. AngryAngry

Thanks for the heads up--I'll have to watch that.

As a matter of fact, I was charged 14.58 per person. AngryAngry

Shrug ... it is like death and taxes ... inevitable. They need something to cover all of the included perqs so auto gratuities is the way to go. I am sure all of the other lines will soon follow.

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