• On Jun 29, 2016
    Britni from AL 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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    This is my first cruise and I was wanting to prepay for as much as I can, including tips. I am not sure what is customary for tips. We will have 4 adults and 1 child on a three night cruise. What is normally the total on tips for this type stay?

    Ahoy Britni –

    Congratulations on your very first Disney Cruise! Get ready to enjoy a vacation full of luxury, fine dining, amazing activities and family fun. I am impressed with your planning to prepay as much as possible in order to keep your vacation under budget. It takes a lot of self-control and will-power to have these fabulous vacations, right Britni? Yes, you will definitely be able to pre-pay your tips ahead of time by contacting your travel agent or Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 no later than 3 days prior to your cruise to make those arrangements. The customary amount for tips work out to about $12 per cruiser (including children) per day which will cover all of your gratuities for the Stateroom Host (housekeeping) and the Dining Service Team (Server, Head Server, Assistant Server). For your pirate crew, estimate about $36 per person on a 3-night cruise. You will probably want to figure in gratuities for incidentals like Room Service (about $1-2 per person), specialty drinks include a 15% auto-gratuity (coffee, alcohol, concessions), and the spa will also have an auto-gratuity of 18%. Check out the Gratuity Guidelines online for more details, and if you have additional questions please come back to see us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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