• On May 4, 2017
    Jason from FL 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.

    We are going on our first Disney Cruise in June. There are 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 kids. It is a 5 night cruise. How much should we plan to tip?

    Ahoy, Jason!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Are you getting excited for your inaugural voyage with Captain Mickey next month? Squee!! When our "countdown to cruise" starts hitting the one month mark, my family starts buzzing with excitement! It sounds like your pirate crew is ready to set sail!

    You asked a wonderful question. You will be blown away by the exceptional service from every member of the Cast and Crew onboard. Giving gratuities is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for the magical moments created throughout your Disney Cruise. It is customary for each Guest (counting your kiddos, too) to pay the following Cast Members this amount per night of your cruise:

    Stateroom Host/Hostess: $4
    Dining Room Server: $4
    Dining Room Assistant Server: $3
    Dining Room Head Server: $1

    So, for example, your family of four on a five night voyage should plan on giving your Stateroom Host/Hostess $80. My family usually gives each person extra because we are constantly impressed by their attention to detail and above and beyond customer service!

    You can pre-pay the gratuities by calling Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 up to three days before your embarkation day. Or, you can pay by having the suggested amount of gratuities automatically charged to your onboard account before the end of your cruise. Once onboard, if you'd like to adjust the amount of gratuity, pay the gratuities in cash or double check what the suggested amount for your five night voyage is, stop by the Guest Services Desk!

    If you have any other questions while getting the last details together before your first Disney Cruise to paradise, please stop back and visit us again! We'd love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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