Gratuities / Tipping onboard the Carnival Valor
Tips on Carnival Valor are automatically charged to your Sail & Sign account unless you make alternative arrangements with the Guest Services desk. Please note: effective for all sailings beginning 10/9/14, the automatic gratuity will be $12.00 per guest. This increase will not affect you if you prepaid your gratuity before that date. Currently, the tipping guidance onboard the Carnival Valor is $11.50 per guest, per day. This daily tip amount is distributed among staff as follows:
$3.70 Per Day Stateroom Services
$5.80 Per Day Dining Room Services
$2.00 Per Day Alternative Services: distributed to other kitchen and hotel service staff
For beverage purchases, fifteen percent of the bill is automatically added to the Sail & Sign charge. Room Service staff may be tipped at your discretion. Tipping your Maitre d' of your dining room is at your discretion. You should tip if you received special attention or services from the Maitre d'.
Some additional thoughts on tipping onboard the Carnival Valor:
If you are putting your kids in the program and they have a great time, you should consider tipping the Youth Director. The youth staff put in 110 per cent to make certain your kids have a great time, and, if your kids' experience finds that to be true, it is appropriate for you to tip the staff a bit extra. As Carnival doesn't have a formal system or guidance for tipping the Youth Staff, you will need to bring cash for this tip. Our tip guidance is $5 per day, per child. Make certain that the Youth Director understands that the tip should be shared amongst the staff. For some reason, this hard working group tends to get overlooked in the tipping department. You will be one of the few who tip the youth staff and they will usually be sincerely appreciative.