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  • On Oct 10, 2023
    Lara Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. We are looking to book the Sydney to Hobart cruise over Christmas. I wanted to know if gratuities are manadatory. If so how much?

    Welcome aboard, Lara! I’m glad you cruised our way with your question. 

    Disney Magic at Sea brings enchanting entertainment and beloved Disney friends to a port near you! I’m glad you can take advantage of a holiday voyage aboard the Disney Wonder. The attention to detail and the personalized service you'll receive with Disney Cruise Line will surely capture your heart. 

    It is customary to give gratuities in recognition of exceptional service. The suggested total is $14.50 per person per day. Keep in mind that this amount may change before your sailing. This is just a suggestion, and the gratuity you pay is always at your discretion. The gratuities are given to your Dining Room Server, Assistant Server, Head Server, and Stateroom Host. Treatments at Senses Salon & Spa and beverages purchased at the bars and lounges include an 18% gratuity. 

    When you book your Disney Cruise, the price excludes gratuities, but you can see the suggested amount under “Rate Details & Gratuities.” Gratuities can be pre-paid at the time of booking or when processing your final payment. No worries if you forget. They will automatically be applied to your onboard account three days before the end of the cruise. You may adjust these amounts at Guest Services. 

    Are you ready to unleash your inner hero with some of Marvel's mightiest or "feel the force" with epic Star Wars Characters? How about enjoying delicious beignets with Tiana and her jazz-performing friends? Oh, Boy! Your itinerary sounds fantastic! Be sure to follow @disneycruiselineaunz on Instagram for the latest Disney Magic at Sea updates.

    Lara, thank you for stopping by planDisney with your question. If we can help with anything else, please see us again. 

    SEAS the adventure!
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