• On Apr 14, 2016
    William from GA 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 are Disney's suggested or required tipping guidelines?

    Ahoy, William!
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! One of many reasons my family continues to sail with Disney is the phenomenal service we receive on our cruise vacations! In fact, it makes it very difficult to leave because we love how well they take care of us. Your stateroom host/hostess and dining team will go above and beyond to make your cruise experience one-of-a-kind! The suggested gratuity amounts are a way to thank them for their personalized service. You can pre-pay your tips before you set sail by calling Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 up to three days prior to sailing. If you don't want to pre-pay, your onboard account will be charged the suggested amounts during the cruise. Towards the end of the cruise, pre-paid vouchers and envelopes will be delivered to your stateroom to be given out the last evening.
    Current Suggested Gratuity Amounts:
    Dining Room Server- $4.00 per Guest, per day
    Dining Room Asst. Server-$3.00 per Guest, per day
    Dining Room Head Server-$1.00 per Guest, per day
    Stateroom Host/Hostess-$4.00 per Guest, per day
    A 15% tip is always added to bar, deck or wine service, and an 18% is added to any spa services. These amounts will be charged to your onboard account. Your discretion is to be used when tipping Room Service, at Palo or Remy, the Dining Manager and Port Adventure guides and operators. You'll want to bring cash (small bills) for Room Service and for tipping on your excursions. All other tips mentioned can be added to your stateroom account. 
    Thank you for stopping by with your question, William! Let us know 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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