Celebrity Cruises is hiking its daily gratuity charge by $1 to recognise the work of its crew members.

Passengers staying in standard staterooms will now pay $15.50, while Concierge Class and AquaClass staterooms are charged $16.

Suite Class passengers must pay $19. All charges are automatically added to passengers’ onboard accounts, unless gratuities have been pre-paid before embarkation.

The new rate comes into effect on Monday, January 6. Guests can add additional gratuities if they choose.

A Celebrity Cruises spokesperson said: “Known for its highly personalised service, Celebrity Cruises is adjusting the automatic daily gratuities for onboard guests.

“Most importantly, it recognises the exceptional work by our onboard staff and crew to deliver unforgettable modern luxury holidays every day.”

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