• On Jun 16, 2016
    Elizabeth from Wales 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, I am going on a 3 day Bahamas cruise with my 11 year old daughter and i love to plan and budget, but with port adventures are the gratuities included in the price or do i need to add a percentage?

    Ahoy, Elizabeth! 
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Planning for a Disney Cruise is one of my favorite things to do, and I enjoy it almost as much as the cruise itself! I know you are looking forward to sharing this wonderful vacation experience with your princess when it's your turn to set sail in August! If you plan to venture ashore, gratuities are not included in the price of the Port Adventure. We always tip, but do know that it is optional and the amount is at your discretion. 
    Since the ship is one of your destinations, I suggest selecting a shorter excursion in Nassau. Even though the Disney Dream will be docked, there will be plenty to experience on board. The Disney Cruise Line Navigator App (free for download for Apple or Android devices) and the cruise newsletter, the Personal Navigator will have all the details. A highlight of your three-night getaway will be your visit to Disney Castaway Cay! This tropical paradise is my favorite port of call, and a place my family has made some very special memories. I hope you and your daughter will have the most magical day there. Be sure to stop by the photo locations near Scuttle's Cove to see some of your favorite Disney Characters in their adorable beach attire before you hit the Castaway Family Beach for splashtacular fun! 
    Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Elizabeth! If you have any additional questions, please let us know.
    Have a "Dream-y" 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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