Couple at the Bayou on the Wish
  • On Jun 27, 2023
    Laura from N.E. Lincolnshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. How much tax, if any, is added to excursions/onboard activities etc (British Isles cruise, September 2023)? Thank you.

    Welcome aboard, Laura!  

    How exciting, your Disney Cruise Line vacation is quickly approaching! The British Isles itinerary is on my “must-do” list, and while I haven’t quite gotten there yet I did review my two recent cruise stateroom folios (bills) to confirm the pricing details for you.

    Port Adventures make a destination come alive, as you explore with local guides to learn about history, sample culinary delights, or have an active day adventuring together! Onboard activities bring entertainment and fun while you enjoy time on the gorgeous Disney Dream; my family often enjoys spa treatments and beverage tastings. Both types of activities can be reserved ahead of time, but you aren’t charged until you are onboard. During online check-in, you set up a credit card for use throughout the trip and this card is what’s charged for those activities during your sailing.

    I’m happy to confirm that the price listed for these activities on the Disney Cruise Line website is what I see itemized on my recent folios – no additional tax listed. Spa treatments will add 18% gratuity, which you can add to or sign for upon completion of the service. Adult-exclusive dining adds traditional dining tax to your bill, which you also sign for at the meal. Your Disney Cruise Line stateroom cost includes all port fees and required taxes, so in general there should be no surprises when seeing your folio at the end of your trip.

    On my last cruise I spoke with Guest Services, and they confirmed the following form of payments are accepted on European sailings if you wish to pay towards your running balance at any time rather than have the credit card on file charged:

    • American Express Travelers Checks
    • Credit Cards
    • Disney Gift Cards and Disney Reward Dollars
    • Cash is accepted in US Dollars only; the team can do a local currency exchange for you into US Dollars and then accept that payment
    • Onboard credit

    I hope you can plan some fabulous adventures on this magical British Isles itinerary, Laura! Whether it’s a Port Adventure in a new destination or new ways to enjoy the service and entertainment onboard the Disney Dream, I know you’ll have a wonderful vacation. Please sail back anytime to “sea” us if you have additional questions to make the most of this experience.  

    Bon voyage,

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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