Cruise lines raise fees

By Ronnie Rodgers - Associate Producer
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With the New Year came higher fees for two of the biggest cruise lines, USA Today reports. 

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises' automatic gratuity fee has been raised to $14.50 per person and is charged every day for most people staying in cabins. The price was raised a dollar from the old charge. 

Prices for suites are also up about a dollar to $18 and Concierge Class and AquaClass rooms prices are now $15 per person per day, according to USA Today.

A week-long cruise for two people will now have around an additional $200 for gratuities. This is up 21 percent from 2015, USA Today reports.

Other cruise lines are expected for follow suite in the future. 

 

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