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  • On Jan 7, 2014
    Veronica 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.

    Can gratuities still be paid in cash, since they're now prepaid? Can gift cards and disney reward cards can be applied to stateroom accounts before cruise date? What are the hours for the lounges on the Fantasy?

    Welcome aboard, Veronica! 

    Gratuities can certainly still be paid in cash should you prefer that. Simply stop by Guest Services on Deck 3, Midship and let the Cast Members there know you'd like to pay gratuities in cash. If your credit card has already been charged, I believe they can credit your account, but do chat with them about the specifics.

    Another option is to do as you mentioned, and purchase Disney Gift Cards or use your Disney Visa Rewards Card to credit your stateroom account. Guests can call Disney Cruise Line prior to setting sail to make payments to their stateroom account or stop by Guest Services to do so onboard. My family does this every time we sail. In fact, there have been a couple of times when I've not spent as much onboard as we've pre-credited with gift cards to our account. If that happens to you too, just stop by Guest Services at the end of your sailing and they will credit your Disney Gift Card with the remaining overage. Just be sure to save the same gift cards you put on the account to begin with in case you need a credit.

    Lounge hours vary each day (especially in port), and you'll want to consult your Personal Navigator (the onboard schedule) each day for exact times. However, typically the hours on sea days are:

    Bon Voyage: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Cove Cafe: 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Currents: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Meridian: 10 a.m. - midnight
    O'Gills: noon - midnight
    Ooh La La: 5:30 p.m. - midnight
    Skyline: 5:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
    The Tube: 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.
    Vista Cafe: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Waves: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Have fun planning the rest of your cruise and let me know if I can help with anything else, Veronica! 
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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