• On Apr 2, 2018
    Karen from CO 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.

    Are gratuities automatically added each day to the room charge?

    Hi Karen!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Before you know it, you will be on the deck of your Disney Cruise Line ship enjoying the start to your vacation!  I know you will have just the best time and will enjoy every minute you have onboard!

    Cast Members onboard work tirelessly to ensure that every Guest has the most magical vacation.  I am constantly amazed at the level of service we receive – from the minute we arrive at port until we disembark at the end of our week; it's incredible and so appreciated!

    Gratuities are paid to your stateroom host or hostess who will service your room twice a day, your main dining room servers who will ensure that you leave every dinner service with overly full tummies and the head dining room server who oversees the restaurants!  There is a suggested gratuity amount that will be added onto your stateroom bill at the end of your sailing, but ultimately it is up to you as to how much you choose to give.  If you decide you want to change the amount, go to Guest Services during your sailing and make those changes.  We always like to bring some small bills with us for Room Service tips as well as tips for our excursion guides.

    You have the option to prepay your gratuities prior to your sailing.  If you choose to do this, you can contact Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 to prepay the suggested amount.  We often like to do this when we make our final payment for our sailing so that our onboard bill is basically just “extras” from our time onboard.  Completely optional, but a good option available.

    As your planning continues, please come back with any additional questions!

    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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