• On Sep 22, 2018
    Jami from MN 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.

    Are the suggested gratuities per guest or per room? Also, we got put in late dining which is too late. If we choose not to dine then, do we still pay gratuities for the servers we won't use or can we use those for others who take care of us instead?

    Hi Jami!

    Your Disney Cruise Line vacation is literally just around the corner and I am so excited for you and KNOW you must be too!  Don’t forget your costumes for fun Halloween on the High Seas activities; my family loves Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party where you can dress in costume and trick-or-treat in the atrium AND dance with Mickey and friends during a fun dance party!

    I completely understand your concern about the late dinner seating, so I recommend that once you get your Personal Navigator check where you can go once onboard to change your dining time!  I can’t make any promises, but they will usually do whatever they can to accommodate Guests so that you have the best experience possible.  So, first things first, stop by and see if you can be changed to the main seating.

    The suggested gratuities are paid to the stateroom host or hostess, your dining room server and assistant server as well as the head server.  The suggested amount is $12/Guest per day, so a family of 4 would pay $48/day and it is divided between the above four Cast Members.  Gratuities are completely at your discretion, but the suggested amount will be automatically added to your stateroom folio at the end of your sailing unless you stop by Guest Services to make changes.  

    If you choose not to dine during your dinner service, you can opt for a seated dinner at Cabanas, quick-service food by the pool or Room Service.  Gratuities cannot be paid to those servers, except for Room Service, so I recommend bringing some small bills with you to tip for delivery.

    Sending pixie dust your way that your dining time gets changed and you can experience the FANTASTic dining rooms!

    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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