• On Mar 23, 2016
    Diane from NL 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.

    Getting ready for our first cruise in April, just wondering about tipping while on the ship. How does it work, is it charged to our room or do we tip individually? How often and how much is considered OK?

    Ahoy Diane –
    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can tell that you are getting excited about your first cruise, and it is right around the corner! Your pirate crew will have a wonderful vacation with Disney Cruise Line, and when you return home, you will remember your experiences onboard as “unforgettable”. Gratuities work out to about $12 per day per cruiser. There will be 4 cast members who work hard as a team to earn these gratuities and they are:
    Stateroom Attendant
    Dining Room Server
    Dining Room Assistant Server
    Dining Room Head Server

    Gratuities for the cast members listed above will be automatically deducted from your stateroom account at the end of the cruise. You have the choice to remove, decrease, or increase the amounts the day prior to debarkation when you receive their tip envelopes.  If you dine at Palo or Remy, you may tip at your discretion and it will be added to your stateroom account. Room service gratuities are also your choice and can be paid with cash or added to your stateroom account, much like Palo. I usually tip $1 per person for room service. The following services will add automatic gratuity to your stateroom account: 15% for Cove Café, alcohol purchases onboard and Castaway Cay, Preludes, and Spa and Salon (18%). At the end of your cruise, your stateroom charges will be settled to the credit card on file. Diane, I hope this helps with your planning and have fun on your upcoming cruise!
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