• On Nov 25, 2018
    Aileen from NJ 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.

    How do I pay for the gratuity pre on board?

    Hi there, Aileen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so glad you sailed by with your question about your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation!  Hopefully you’ve downloaded the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to your smartphone and set the Cruise Countdown Clock so you can watch the days tick by until your adventure at sea begins…. if not, go ahead and do so because you’ll want that app once onboard!  On it you will find access to the daily schedule of activities and entertainment, menus and so much more!

    While so much is included with your reservation including food, sodas, entertainment and Youth Clubs, gratuities for the excellent service you receive while onboard is not.  Gratuities are typically paid to your stateroom host or hostess and your dining room servers.  These Cast Members will take care of you throughout your entire voyage ensuring that you have an incredible time while onboard.  The suggested gratuity amount will automatically be added to your onboard stateroom folio at the end of your cruise, but you can also opt to prepay it prior to your sailing.  To do so, contact Disney Cruise Line at (800) 951-3532 or your travel agent to arrange for the gratuities to be prepaid.  While there is a suggested amount, it is ultimately up to you as a Guest and can be changed by visiting Guest Services once onboard.  Automatic gratuities will be added to any onboard beverage or bar purchases as well as any services received at Senses Spa.

    I am so excited for you to experience all the magic that awaits you onboard your Disney Cruise Line vacation!  Please stop back by with any other planning questions you may have!

    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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