Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Mar 4, 2011
    Melissa from OH Asked

    Ok my name is Melissa my BFF and our daughters age 7 and 8 will be taking a Disney Cruise in July of 2012, this is the first cruise for both of us. We were wondering extra spending $$$$$, how much should we bring, and tipping how does it work?

    Hi, Melissa!

    What a fun way to spend time with your best friend and your daughters! A girls-only cruise...and it's your first?  Even better!  You couldn't have picked a better experience than Disney Cruise Line.

    As far as gratuities, you can handle this on the last night of your cruise through Guest Relations, or you can prepay before you leave or before the end of your cruise. I recommend the latter since lines at Guest Relations can get super long on the last evening. You can charge gratuities to your stateroom, or you can bring cash on board. There's a great chart in the Planning Center to give you an idea of amounts and who to tip.

    As far as spending money, it really depends on how many nights your cruise is and how many times you'll go ashore at ports of call.  You won't need cash on board, but you definitely will want to have some (or a credit card) if you plan on shopping or eating on your own at a port. I always like to have cash in case I get in a situation where I will need to take public transportation or a taxi, too. Plus, I like to have singles for tipping a room service server on board. I hope that helps you.

    Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

    Andi
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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

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