• On Nov 4, 2016
    Lynn from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is an appropriate gratuity for a shore excursion?

    Welcome aboard, Lynn! You must be getting ready to head out on the high seas with Disney Cruise Line for a magical voyage! I'm glad to hear you've got at least one exciting Port Adventure planned too! 

    My family and I have enjoyed some really amazing Port Adventures through Disney Cruise Line in ports of call around the world, and I have to tell you - they do not disappoint! Our tour guides have been great, as have the drivers, so while you should never feel you must tip, it usually is customary, and we've been happy to do so because of the amazing adventures these guides have provided for us!

    Gratuities for tour guides or tour drivers can vary, but in speaking with many guests, it seems that about $5 to $10 per person is average, or possibly more for longer and more involved adventures. Of course, again, that is up to your discretion and how you feel about the level of service you receive on the adventure.

    I hope that helps you with a place to start when planning these adventures, Lynn! Have a magical cruise!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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