• On Apr 24, 2018
    Nichola from merseyside 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.

    Fist time cruisers. Can anyone help me understand the tip/gratuities etiquette whilst on board?

    Hello, Nichola!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so excited that you are going on your Inaugural Disney Cruise Line vacation!  It looks as though you might soon be embarking on a sailing aboard the Disney Magic.  I love all the Disney Cruise Line ships, but my first Disney Cruise vacation was aboard the Disney Magic so it is extra special to my family!  I hope your first Disney Cruise vacation is just as magical for your family as it was for mine!

    While onboard, you will have a lot of personal interaction with your stateroom host or hostess, your dining room servers and your head dining room server.  At the end of your sailing, your onboard account will be automatically charged the suggested gratuities for those Cast Members, but ultimately the amount is left up to you.  You can choose to leave it as is or you can visit Guest Services to change the amount charged to your account.  A day or two before your sailing concludes, you will receive some small envelopes and a printed gratuity sheet that you can give to your servers and hosts to thank them for their service during your sailing.  If you would like, you can also choose to prepay your gratuities by calling (800) 951-3532; we often do this and then give extra for exceptional service!

    If you plan on ordering in Room Service, you may want to bring a few small bills for tipping the Cast Member who delivers your order to your stateroom.  Most Room Service items are included with your fare, and tipping is at your discretion.  Automatic gratuities will be added to bar and beverages services purchased onboard.

    Wishing you a wonderful and magical adventure at sea with many memories made, Nichola!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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