• On Oct 24, 2019
    Jennifer from NY 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.

    this is my first time cruising with Disney and have a few questions 1 do we pay for parking at the port ? 2 when will i know which dinner time i'm on ? do we need passports to go to bahamas ? how much a day is tipping and what do they tip for ?

    Ahoy Jennifer!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I am excited to hear that you are planning for your very first Disney cruise in 2021!  There is so much magic included when you sail with Captain Mickey.  I cannot wait for you to experience it all!

    If you are driving in for your vacation, there is parking available for an additional fee either on-site or near each port.  Parking fees vary by port location.

    When you booked your sailing, your dinner seating option would have been selected at that time.  You can see your current rotational dining seating selection by clicking on "My Reservations" under the "Already Booked" menu on the Disney Cruise Line website.  About half way down the page under "Cruise Details," you will find your seating selection, either Main Seating or Second Seating.

    If your cruise begins and ends at the same port sailing to the Bahamas and you a U.S. Citizen, you can use an original or copy of each guest's state-issued birth certificate and a government-issued photo ID to fulfill your required travel documentation in place of an original, valid U.S. Passport if you do not have one.

    Disney Cruise Line has made recognizing cast and crew members who make your vacation extra special by offering prepaid gratuities that you can add to your cruise fare.  As tipping is always at your discretion, you can choose to manage your own gratuities and Disney Cruise Line has provided suggested guidelines to help you.  It is important to note that an 18% gratuity will be automatically added to any services at Senses Spa and Salon, as well as a 15% gratuity added to any bar or beverage service tabs.

    Please cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any additional questions you may have before you set sail!

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
thumbnail image for Angie

Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for All That’s Included on Disney Cruise Line

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.