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  • On Nov 10, 2011
    Bobbie from CA 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.

    Hi All, we are getting ready to go on our 1st Disney cruise and I'm concerned about the gratuity. We will not be eating during our scheduled 8 time window. How does gratuity work out?

    Hi, Bobbie!

    Congratulations on your first Disney cruise! Without hesitation, I know that you will be awed by the ship, the ports of call and the legendary Disney service you'll be provided.

    Are you not dining in the main restaurants at all in the evenings? If not, you are not expected to offer gratuities to those who have not served you. However, since dining is included in the price of your cruise fare, I would encourage you to take advantage of the experience. It truly is amazing -- food, atmosphere and service.

    You can take a look at the Gratuities Guidelines on the Planning Center for who and how much to tip, and that will give you an idea of services provided throughout the ship. If you have any other questions before you sail, you can find me here, and I'd be happy to help.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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