Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Nov 5, 2012
    Charles from OK 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.

    When booking port exc./Palo reservations ahead of time online, can I pay at that time? Also, what are my options for payment of gratuities? 2 of my kids will be in another room with grandparents-can I pay to THEIR account for my kids activities or tips?

    Welcome back to the Moms Panel, Charles!
    You have some great questions about your upcoming cruise so I'm glad you stopped by for clarification!  When you book your Port Adventures and Palo reservations they will not be charged until during your sailing.  They will show up on your onboard account which will be linked to your "Key to the World" card.  When you complete your online check-in, you will link one of your credit cards to your account. 
    Gratuities are a wonderful way to show your appreciation for the wonderful crew that will provide you with the best personalized service on the high seas!  Disney Cruise Line does charge the suggested amount of gratuities to your onboard account during your sailing.  On the last night of your cruise, you will receive prepaid gratuity vouchers in your stateroom to distribute to your stateroom host/hostess and dining servers. If you do not want the gratuities charged to your stateroom and would rather pay cash, you will need to visit Guest Services upon boarding so they can make a note of it on your reservation. 
    Since two of your kids will be with the grandparents, you have two options.  When you complete your online check-in you should be able to link your credit card to their room if your reservations are linked.  Any charges made for them will go on your card & not theirs.  If that doesn't work, you can always stop by Guest Services by the last night of your sailing to pay off their portion of the charges.  When you log-in to your cruise reservation at you should be able to see if the reservations are already linked.  If not, give Disney Cruise Line at call at (800) 951-3532 to speak with a Cruise Reservation Agent about this matter.
    Thanks so much for the questions, Charles! Please keep me posted if you think of anything else.
    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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