Everything You Need to Know About Tipping On a Cruise Ship - MSN
Some cruise lines call them service charges. Others call them gratuity charges.
Either way, the daily service fees that some cruise lines tack onto passenger bills can be a shock to first-time cruisers.
At some lines, these charges run as high as $25.50 per day. And, unlike the typical service fee or resort fee found at a land resort, they are not per room. They are per person.