Last month Celebrity announced that they were going to automatically adding the tips to the Seapass accounts. If passengers want to have them removed they must then make a visit to the guest services desk and request that they be removed. Reductions in the amount or deletion of certain charges would not be allowed, only a complete removal of the charges. The passenger could then tip in cash it they so choose.
The other noticeable change in the policy is that the over all amount increased by about $1.50 per day per person. The range of total tips increase from $10.00 - $13.50 per day per person to about $11.50 -$15.00 per person per day. The range reflects a difference in tipping requirements based on certain classes of state room that have additional services like Concierge Class and Suites.
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08