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West Texas
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Joined Oct 2009
Do they automatically add gratuities like they do on other cruise lines?

How much are they?
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Joined May 2000
What I understand is they recommend $125/week per person that is paid to the hotel manager for distribution to the staff.
Grand Junction, CO
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Joined Oct 2007
Our 10 nt cruise plus 1 nt hotel starting July 17, 2017 has prepaid gratuities of $200 per person. Kinda steep but then there is the included hour long happy hour each evening and wine and beer with lunch and dinner, so if you were paying a gratuity on all those drinks guess not so steep after all.
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Charlotte NC
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Joined Jul 2015
The current ACL 2017-2018 catalog, page 98, says "Guests are not expected to leave a gratuity on board."

We're all paid up for our October 2017 Grand Heartland Cruise, have received our detailed travel package, and nothing has been deducted for gratuities.
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Was on ACL last week and asked about gratuities. Was told they were NOT expected and not allowed. Employees were not permitted to accept gratuities..