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How much should I pay for tips?

From your waiters and stateroom stewards to the many more people supporting behind the scenes, every Cunard crew member puts their heart and skill into ensuring you experience Cunard's legendary White Star Service.

To ensure crew in these areas are rewarded for the service they provide to you, and to eliminate the need for tipping, a hotel and dining service charge is added to your on board account and every dollar collected goes directly to the crew members. There is no administrative fee. Of course, should you wish to individually reward any other crew member who has made your time on board particularly memorable, please feel free to do so.

Casino personnel do not share in the hotel and dining service charge as not all guests use their services. For all bar, wine and salon services, a charge is automatically added to your on board account for each purchase, which is shared amongst the crew in these teams.


How are these charges calculated?

Hotel and dining service charge

Amounts vary by stateroom category as follows:

Queens and Princess Grill Suites $16.50 per person per night
Britannia Staterooms $14.50 per person per night

For bar, wine and salon services 

A 15% charge is automatically added to your on board account for each purchase


World Voyages

On occasion, promotions are available on World Voyages fares which include complimentary hotel and dining service charges, however this will be notified to you at time of booking.


Pre payment of the hotel and dining service charge

It is not possible to pre pay this charge prior to boarding the ship, however should you wish, you may pre purchase on board spending money which can be used to cover the cost hotel and dining service charge, bar, wine and salon services charges added to your on board account and other costs you may incur on board.

Naturally, you are free to tip any member of the crew over and above these amounts at your discretion.

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