Mom And Daughter Hammock
  • On Jan 30, 2011
    Wendy 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.

    My question is about tipping on the Dream. If you decide to prepay your gratuities before you depart, do the servers/stewards/housekeeping know that you have prepaid? What happens if you decide to leave more or less money once you are on board? Thanks!

    Hi, Wendy!

    Congratulations on your upcoming cruise aboard the new Disney Dream -- she's a stylish and spectacular ship, and her cast and crew are in the business of spoiling her guests!

    As far as tipping your server, assistant server, head server and stateroom host/hostess, I have prepaid my gratuities, and I have charged them to my stateroom once I'm on board. To my knowledge, Cast Members are not aware of gratuities until you present them with their respective envelopes either on the last evening or last morning of your cruise. The service I have received on Disney Cruise Line has always been above my expectations (no matter how I've paid), and it would be a complete aberration if you experienced anything to the contrary. Yet, if you prepay and decide to make adjustments to your gratuities once on board, simply consult with Guest Services. You'll probably not want to wait until the last evening for this as the lines tend to get very long.

    You can take a look at the Suggested Gratuities Chart to get an idea of what is recommended. I hope that helps you plan. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

thumbnail image for Andi

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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.