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  • On Sep 6, 2015
    Shannon 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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    We are taking our first cruise in October, a 4 night Bahamian aboardthe Disney Dream!!! i was told that you could pay your grattitudes before we go but not sure how much it is. Have any of you done this, and if so what is the cost? Thank you so much

    Welcome Aboard, Shannon!

    How exciting that you are planning for your first cruise aboard the beautiful Disney Dream! It won't be long now, before you are relaxing on a deck chair, watching the ocean go by, and maybe even sipping a frozen beverage.

    You can indeed pay your gratuities before you set sail, by calling your Travel Agent or Disney Cruise Line directly at 800-951-3532. Gratuities are $12 per person, per night, broken down like this:

    Dining Room Server                         $4 per person, per night
    Dining Room Assistant Server         $3 per person, per night
    Dining Room Head Server               $1 per person, per night
    Stateroom Host/Hostess                  $4 per person, per night

    So, for a family of four, on a 4-Night cruise, you would give $48 per night, or $192 total. On your final day of your cruise, your stateroom host/hostess will leave small envelopes for gratuities in your stateroom. There will also be a gratuities paper, with each of your servers and stateroom attendant listed. You will tear this sheet apart and put each person's "receipt" into their envelope. The envelopes are marked with the crew member's positions. If you choose, you may add additional gratuity to these envelopes.

    I hope you have wonderful first cruise!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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