Mickey and Donald On beach at Castaway Cay; ship in background; family flying with characters
  • On Apr 13, 2024
    Margaret from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    are cruise ship gratuities included on a DVC Member Cruise? I believe they are, but I am looking for confirmation on this. Thanks

    Welcome Home, Margaret! Thanks for making a return trip to planDisney--I'm so glad you're back with another excellent vacation planning question. Let's set sail together to track down the information you're looking for!

    How wonderful that you'll be embarking on a magical Member Cruise in May! These special Disney Cruise Line sailings, available only to Disney Vacation Club Members, have EVERYTHING. You'll enjoy special Character experiences, in-room surprises, entertainment just for Members--it's truly a VIP experience all around! This is the first-ever European Member Cruise and it promises to be an unforgettable voyage on the Disney Dream.

    Margaret, you are correct that gratuities for Dining Room Servers, Assistant Servers, Head Servers, and Stateroom Hosts are included in the cost of your Member Cruise. However, you should keep in mind that other hardworking staff on your sailing are not included in those prepaid tips, including staff at Senses Spa & Salon and dining locations that aren't part of the rotational dining (think Palo or Remy), so be sure to recognize their exceptional service!

    Wishing you fair winds and following seas on your journey! Please stop by planDisney again if we can help with any other questions. 

    Bon Voyage!
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