Costa has varied charges based on where you cruise. In Europe, Dubai, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and Caribbean cruises departing from non-U.S. ports, there is a charge of 10 euros per person, per day for all cruise lengths. For Caribbean cruises departing from the U.S. and for Far East cruises, there is a charge of $13.50 per person, per day. Passengers in suites pay $16.50 per person, per day.
For world cruises aboard Costa Luminosa, the fee is 10 euros per person, per day. For transatlantic and repositioning cruises, there is a charge of 12.50 euros per person, per day. Finally, for South America cruises and spring transatlantics, the fee is $12.50 per person, per day.
All gratuities are added automatically to each passenger's onboard account. There is no charge for children younger than 4. Passengers 4 to 14 will be charged 50 percent of the gratuities. Be warned -- Costa states that "the service charge is an integral part of the total price of the cruise and therefore the amount cannot be altered." Aside from that, you are not expected or required to tip any extra while onboard.