Service Charges / Gratuities

During your cruise, you will meet staff throughout the ship who will provide you with excellent service. They are supported by just as many staff and crew who work hard behind the scenes to ensure you enjoy every moment on board

Service Charges / Gratuities

SERVICE CHARGES / GRATUITIES
Service Charge / Gratuities are not included in the cruise fare.

Tips

MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff. 

What are Service charges

During your cruise, you will meet staff throughout the ship who provide you with excellent service. They are supported by just as many staff and crew who work hard behind the scenes to ensure you enjoy every moment onboard. For your convenience MSC Cruises will automatically add a daily Hotel Service Charge to your shipboard account, based on your chosen itinerary and the number of days for which the services are actually provided.
The Hotel Service charge serves to ensure we maintain the highest quality standards of service to our guests. The daily amounts below have been calculated with this in mind and cannot be modified. However, should you wish to remove any of the daily Hotel Service Charge in the unlikely event that you do not receive satisfactory service, you may do so by contacting the Guest Relations Manager on board. If you wish, the daily Service Charge for your cruise can be added to the price of your cruise at the time of booking, rather than added to your onboard account during the cruise. Please let your booking agent know if you would like to add the Service Charge to your cruise price.


VALID UP TO SUMMER 2023

MEDITERRANEAN, NORTHERN EUROPE, ANTILLES, DUBAI, EMIRATES and OMAN, MSC WORLD CRUISE

 

Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Antilles, Emirates

MSC Grand Voyages to/from

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and India Cruises, Antilles

MSC World Cruise

Adults (12 and over)

10 Euro per night

Adults (12 and over)

10 Euro per night

Adults (12 and over)

10 Euro per night

Child (2 and over)

5 Euro per night

Child (2 and over)

5 Euro per night

Child (2 and over)

5 Euro per night

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

 

SOUTH AFRICA CRUISES

 

South Africa Cruises

MSC Grand Voyages from South Africa
(Northbound)

MSC Grand Voyages to South Africa
(Southbound)

Adults (12 and over)

$ 8 US Dollars per night

Adults (12 and over)

$ 12.5 US Dollars per night

Adults (12 and over)

10 Euro per night

Child (2 and over)

$ 4 US Dollars per night

Child (2 and over)

$ 6.25 US Dollars per night

Child (2 and over)

5 Euro per night

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

 

SOUTH AMERICA, RED SEA CRUISES

 

South America, Red Sea Cruises

MSC Grand Voyages from South America
(Northbound)

MSC Grand Voyages to South America
(Southbound)

Adults (12 and over)

$ 12.5 US Dollars per night

Adults (12 and over)

$ 12.5 US Dollars per night

Adults (12 and over)

10 Euro per night

Child (2 and over)

$ 6.25 US Dollars per night

Child (2 and over)

$ 6.25 US Dollars per night

Child (2 and over)

5 Euro per night

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

 

CARIBBEAN, USA & CANADA CRUISES

 

Caribbean

MSC Grand Voyages from the Caribbean

(Northbound)

MSC Grand Voyages to the Caribbean

(Southbound)

Adults (12 and over)

$ 14 US Dollars per night

Adults (12 and over)

$ 12.5 US Dollars per night

Adults (12 and over)

10 Euro per night

Child (2 and over)

$ 6.25 US Dollars per night

Child (2 and over)

$ 6.25 US Dollars per night

Child (2 and over)

5 Euro per night

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

 


ASIA (CHINA, JAPAN AND KOREA)

 

Asia MSC Grand Voyages from Asia

Adults (>12 and over)

$ 14.5 US Dollars per night

Adults (12 and over)

10 Euro per night

 

Child (2 and over)

$ 14.5 US Dollars per night

Child (2 and over)

5 Euro per night

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied

Child (Under 2)

No Service charge applied