Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Apr 5, 2014
    Mary from MT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are heading on our cruise in just over a week. I have a question about tipping. How much do you generally tip for room service? And how do you provide a tip if you dine at Palo? Thanks!

    Welcome aboard, Mary!

    That time has come and your date with Captain Mickey and his crew is here. As you enjoy all the magical details of what's included in your Disney Cruise, I'm sure you are ready to make magical vacation memories with your own crew.

    Gratuities are always highly appreciated by the cast members servicing you while on your voyage. You'll notice the attention to detail and excellent service that these wonderful members of the crew extend to all their guests. I like to keep a few dollar bills handy for tips when room service delivery arrives. Since room service is free 24 hours a day, I customarily give $1-$2 to the server delivering those in between meals and Mickey Ice Cream bars. If you didn't have enough time to get some loose bills, don't worry - you can just include it on your bill.  

    You will surely experience the difference the crew makes as you dine with them at Palo. The food in itself is a gastronomic experience, and the service is just impeccable! I never miss out on making a visit to Palo on every Disney Cruise that we've been on. It is such an extra special treat, and is a must do either for dinner or for brunch on a sea day. As far as the gratuity for your dining server at Palo, I usually stick to $10-$15 per person ($20 - $30 per couple). You are welcome to add more of course, if you feel like it. Whenever we go out to a fine dining restaurant, that's what we are used to leaving as a tip anyway. As you already know, there is a $25 per person dining charge to dine at Palo (either Dinner or Brunch). The tip will be on top of that.

    Have an awesome voyage! 

    Bon voyage,
    ~ Dolly
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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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