Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Mar 26, 2011
    Richard from GA 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.

    Hey Andi, I'm fortunate to say that our family won an all expense paid trip aboard the Disney Dream.The package includes onboard gratuities.Do you recommend leaving extra,or will what they've provided us with be enough?

    Hey, Richard!

    Time out for a little "happy dance" -- you WON an all-expense paid cruise aboard the Disney Dream!!! Yaaaaa-whooooo!

    OK...I think I've calmed down enough to answer your question. I actually have taken a complimentary cruise where all the expenses (including gratuities) were paid in advance. (The only thing better than a Disney Cruise is one where someone else is picking up the tab, right?!) The pre-paid gratuities are based on the Gratuities Chart on the site. Therefore, after reviewing the chart, if you find the service you experience above and beyond your expectations, feel free to pad that envelope with extra cash.

    You will receive receipts for the prepaid gratuities and envelopes for each of the suggested cast/crew members.  You will tuck their receipts inside the corresponding envelopes and present them on the last evening of the cruise or on the morning of disembarkation. You can also charge additional gratuities on the last evening of your cruise to your shipboard account by dropping by Guest Services.  In addition, I've also heard of guests putting little extras in envelopes such as gift cards.

    I hope this helps you plan. 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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