Norwegian Cruise Line Raises Daily Gratuity Chargeby Dori Saltzman /
Starting April 1, guests onboard Norwegian Cruise Line ships will be paying more for the onboard service charge. The increase ranges from 50 cents a day for those staying in balcony cabins to $1.50 for those staying in The Haven or other suites.
“At Norwegian Cruise Line, we are committed to delivering exceptional guest experiences at every step of the cruise journey, and with the dedication of our shipboard team, we are able to turn your vacation dreams into reality,” the line wrote to travel advisors and guests booked on future cruises.
“As such, we make it easy for guests to show their appreciation for these vacation heroes with discretionary daily service charges, which provide gratuities to key onboard team members, including room stewards, restaurant servers, and behind-the-scenes support staff.”
Beginning April 1, the new daily service charges will be:
- The Haven & Suites: $20 per person, per day (up from $18.50)
- Club Balcony Suites: $18 per person, per day (up from $18)
- Balcony & Below: $16 per person, per day (up from $15.50)
Guests who make a reservation on or before March 31 have the option to pre-pay their service charge at the current rate if done prior to their sail date.
NCL last raised its daily service charges back in April 2020, right after the COVID-19 shutdown.