October 20, 2020

Cruise lines increase automatic ‘gratuities’ and call them something else now

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By ROSEMARY MCCLURE From LA Times To tip or not to tip, that is the question. Actually, it’s not really a question. Many large cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, add gratuities to passengers’ bills, saying the money will be passed onto crew members. And the daily rate has been steadily going up. […]