Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On May 31, 2013
    Melissa Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, for cruise excursions, what do you suggest for tipping? E.g., for catamaran snorkel, do we tip the bus driver to the ferry, the ferry staff, and the snorkel staff? or just the catamaran/snorkel staff? Percent of total cost or $$ per person? THANKS!

    Ahoy Melissa!
    Tipping can be confusing especially when you encounter many different staff members when heading ashore!  It is always at your discretion, but when I have cruised previously I have tipped the driver a small amount, and the staff members who have run the main part of the tour a larger amount. The amount you tip the catamaran/snorkel staff is really up to you.  We have always tipped an amount per person so with our family of four it is usually around $25 to $40 depending on the level of service and the length of tour.  If it is a longer adventure, you may consider giving a little more.
    I hope my answer is helpful, Melissa!  If you think of more questions, please let me know!
    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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