Holland America Line is increasing its gratuities fees for 2019, with prices set to increase in December.
For all sailings on or after Dec. 1, the cruise line will charge $16 USD per day, per person for guests in suites and $14.50 USD for all others. The increase represents a seven per cent jump in the charge.
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Increases at other lines
Other cruise lines have increased their gratuities this year, including Norwegian Cruise Line, which increased daily gratuities on all standard cabins (except for the Norwegian Sky and Sun) from $13.99 USD to $14.50, while gratuity fees for suites and The Haven increased to $17.50 from $16.99. Fees on the Norwegian Sun and Sky for standard cabins will increase from $18.99 to $19.99, while prices for suites on those ships will go up to $22.99 from $21.99.
In January, Royal Caribbean also raised its gratuities by $1.