Big Cruise Ship Tipping

Q and A on Big Cruise Ship Tipping

Here are the general tipping policies on six of the big cruise ship lines. Check the details for your specific ship and itinerary prior to setting sail.
Tip on a Cruise

When You Should NOT Tip on a Cruise

There are certain instances when it is a breach of etiquette and/or unnecessary to tip on a cruise ship.
Cruise Ships In Port

Should You Tip on a Gratuities-Included Cruise?

If your cruise price includes an auto-gratuity, should you tip the crew members?
Cruise Gratuities, Ship Balcony

Cruise Gratuities Insider Guide (Whom to Tip and How Much)

Whether you are on your first voyage or cruising to your 100th port, everyone has questions about the correct etiquette for gratuities on cruise ships. Here are some basic guidelines for tipping on your next cruise vacation.
Crew Tipping

How Much Should You Tip Crew Members

A cruise gratuity guide on how much you should tip crew members at the end of your cruise vacation. Make sure you reward the hard-working crew and details on the automatic tipping.
Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Tipping Around the World

Cruise Ship Shore Excursion Tipping Around the World

Ideas for when and where to leave a gratuity on your cruise ship shore excursions.