Royal Caribbean International is raising its recommended gratuities for sailings that commence on or after July 1, 2011.
The new recommended daily amounts for dining staff and housekeeping staff will total $11.65 per passenger, up from $9.75, and $13.90 per suite guest, up from $12.
This is the first gratuities guideline adjustment in 13 years.
Passengers who prepay gratuities or select the My Time Dining flexible dining program before 12:01 a.m. US Eastern Time this Saturday for sailings on or after July 1 will not be affected by the adjusted guideline.