• On Mar 16, 2019
    Lynn from TX 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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    can you prepay gratities before cruise?

    Ahoy Lynn!  

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I am excited that you will be going on a high seas adventure with Captain Mickey!  

    YES!  You can certainly prepay your gratuities prior to your sailing.  You can do so by contacting Disney Cruise Line or Travel Agency at least three days before your cruise.  Disney Cruise Line has suggested gratuities per night, per guest, that will be automatically charged unless you specify otherwise.  To change the amount or to pay in cash once onboard, you can visit Guest Services (Deck 3, Midship) to do so.  If you do not prepay your gratuities, they will simply be applied to your onboard stateroom account.

    It is important to note that not all gratuities are covered automatically (either prepaid or onboard).  If you prepay gratuities, these amounts are distributed between your Stateroom Host and Rotational Dining team.  Spa services in Senses Spa and Salon are subject to an 18% gratuity and bar, beverage and wine, as well as drinks on deck are subject to a 15% gratuity charged to your bill.

    Additional service experiences that are not included in prepaid gratuities include the adults exclusive restaurants, Palo and Remy, Port Adventures and room service.  We always like to carry extra cash and a few cards to thank them for their service!  Also, if sailing in a Concierge stateroom, the Concierge team welcomes gratuities if they provide exceptional service, but are not included in the prepaid amounts.

    Enjoy your adventure!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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