• On Oct 8, 2019
    Arlene 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.

    Late to ask-- sailing on the Magic this Saturday! If we have breakfast or lunch at Lumiere's, how do we handle tipping? Arlene

    Hi there, Arlene!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  And YAY YAY YAY – your Disney Cruise Line vacation is THIS WEEK!!!  I am so excited for you and the amazing adventure that awaits you onboard the Disney Magic!  My family’s very first Disney Cruise Line vacation was onboard the Disney Magic, so to us, it is “home” and I know you, too, will make some wonderful memories onboard.

    I am so glad you sailed by with your question about compensating servers for service received throughout the day because as you will soon see, the onboard Cast Members are exceptional at what they do!  They truly go above and beyond to ensure that each Guest has the most magical vacation and are often part of what makes our vacations so memorable!  While gratuities are always up to your discretion, the recommended gratuity amount that Disney Cruise Line suggests will essentially cover each server for the length of the voyage.  So, gratuities for service received at a sit-down breakfast or lunch is not expected by the servers!  Be advised that any onboard purchases from any bars or lounges do have an automatic gratuity added to them, but you are always welcome to add additional, if you feel inclined to do so.

    Okay, last-minute preparations are underway, I am sure…so check out the packing list provided by Disney Cruise Line to ensure you have anything you may need.  But above all, have the most MAGICal of vacations ever!  Say hi to Captain Mickey for me!

    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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