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ALLIPIE 12-22-2012 04:29 AM

Tipping
 
We are super excited about our upcoming Disney cruise next week, it is our first cruise and I am trying plan ahead, but I am totally lost on how we are supposed to tip. Are tips automatically taken from the price of the cruise? Do we tip as we go? Are tips charged at the end of the cruise??? Any input would be a great help, Thank you :)

shburks 12-22-2012 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ALLIPIE
We are super excited about our upcoming Disney cruise next week, it is our first cruise and I am trying plan ahead, but I am totally lost on how we are supposed to tip. Are tips automatically taken from the price of the cruise? Do we tip as we go? Are tips charged at the end of the cruise??? Any input would be a great help, Thank you :)

Normal tips will be charged to your onboard account. If you don't want to tip any extra, coupons (that tell the recipient "here's your tip amount credited to your account") will be in your stateroom the last day of your cruise. Hand them out and you're all set.

You tip for room service, spa services as you go/use their services.

jdb in AZ 12-22-2012 04:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ALLIPIE (Post 46973907)
We are super excited about our upcoming Disney cruise next week, it is our first cruise and I am trying plan ahead, but I am totally lost on how we are supposed to tip. Are tips automatically taken from the price of the cruise? Do we tip as we go? Are tips charged at the end of the cruise??? Any input would be a great help, Thank you :)

Your onboard account will be charged $12. per person per day.

cruisecrasher 12-22-2012 04:50 AM

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Originally Posted by ALLIPIE
We are super excited about our upcoming Disney cruise next week, it is our first cruise and I am trying plan ahead, but I am totally lost on how we are supposed to tip. Are tips automatically taken from the price of the cruise? Do we tip as we go? Are tips charged at the end of the cruise??? Any input would be a great help, Thank you :)

Tips are automatically added to your onboard spending unless you go to guest services to adjust them.
For specialty drinks etc. they add in gratuity to the cost automatically.
The night before last the receipts for tipping your room host, server, assistant server and head server will show up with envelopes in your room. You can put the receipts in the envelopes to hand to the servers at your last dinner, in addition to any extra cash on top of the standard tip if anyone was extraordinarily wonderful.

Expected tips are listed here-
3-Night Cruise (per guest)
$12 Server
$9 Asst. Server
$3 Head Server
$12 Stateroom Host
$36 Total
4-Night Cruise (per guest)
$16
$12
$4
$16
$48
5-Night Cruise (per guest)
$20
$15
$5
$20
$60
6-Night Cruise (per guest)
$24
$18
$6
$24
$72
7-Night Cruise (per guest)
$28
$21
$7
$28
$84
8-Night Cruise (per guest)
$32
$24
$8
$32
$96
10-Night Cruise (per guest)
$40
$30
$10
$40
$120
11-Night Cruise (per guest)
$44
$33
$11
$44
$132
12-Night Cruise (per guest)
$48
$36
$12
$48
$144
14-Night Cruise (per guest)
$56
$42
$14
$56
$168
15-Night Cruise (per guest)
$60
$45
$15
$60
$180

The only other things it is customary to tip for are luggage porters at embarkation/debarkation ($1/bag) exceptional tour guides during shore excursions and room service ($1/plate or per person depending who you ask.)

Bear3412 12-22-2012 07:05 AM

Welcome to the Disboards and have a great cruise. :cheer2:

kcashner 12-22-2012 08:59 AM

Two areas of tips not covered above are adult dining (gratuity is included in the upcharge, but many guests add more) and the porters who you may use for luggage assistance. If you use private transportation, you'll drop your bags with the porters prior to entering the terminal (not an issue if you use DCL transportation TO the port). After the cruise, you may choose to enlist the help of a porter in the terminal--they will take the bags thru Customs and to your car, bus, limo, shuttle, etc.) Obviously, at this point, their service is optional and many handle their own bags.

Any bar purchase will include an automatic 50% tip. This includes smoothies, specialty coffee, light up cup clip ons, etc., not just alcohol. There is a line for "additional gratuity" which you are free to add or not as you see fit. Just remember that you've already tipped 15%.

4HppyCamprs 12-22-2012 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by kcashner
Two areas of tips not covered above are adult dining (gratuity is included in the upcharge, but many guests add more) and the porters who you may use for luggage assistance. If you use private transportation, you'll drop your bags with the porters prior to entering the terminal (not an issue if you use DCL transportation TO the port). After the cruise, you may choose to enlist the help of a porter in the terminal--they will take the bags thru Customs and to your car, bus, limo, shuttle, etc.) Obviously, at this point, their service is optional and many handle their own bags.

Any bar purchase will include an automatic 50% tip. This includes smoothies, specialty coffee, light up cup clip ons, etc., not just alcohol. There is a line for "additional gratuity" which you are free to add or not as you see fit. Just remember that you've already tipped 15%.

Is the auto gratuity 50% or 15%?

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PrincessShmoo 12-22-2012 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by 4HppyCamprs (Post 46974888)
Is the auto gratuity 50% or 15%?

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That would be 15%.

:cutie:

4HppyCamprs 12-22-2012 11:07 AM

Thanks that made more sense but it is a cruise abd we have never been so....

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BlakeandMaddysMomma 12-22-2012 11:44 AM

So all alcoholic beverage prices include the tip!! I thought I was going to have to tip on top of the price. That makes the prices that I have seen a lot more reasonable if the tip is included in the price!!

Namsupak 12-22-2012 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by BlakeandMaddysMomma (Post 46975627)
So all alcoholic beverage prices include the tip!! I thought I was going to have to tip on top of the price. That makes the prices that I have seen a lot more reasonable if the tip is included in the price!!

Not included in the published prices but for example if they say 5.95 then you add 15% on top, so when you get the charge slip to sign it has the price plus 15%. An auto gratuity is added.

BlakeandMaddysMomma 12-22-2012 11:57 AM

Oh

ALLIPIE 12-22-2012 08:03 PM

Thank y'all so much for all the help! :)

kcashner 12-22-2012 08:05 PM

It is 15%. My laptop keyboard and I are having "issues" today. Sorry.

Night Owl 12-28-2012 11:13 PM

Trying to figure out tipping as well. I've read on this board (recent posts) that the standard amount charged is $12 per person. Which in our case is the same as the break down below. So for a family of 5 on a 6 night cruise its a minimum of $360.00 for the week?

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Originally Posted by cruisecrasher (Post 46973933)
Tips are automatically added to your onboard spending unless you go to guest services to adjust them.
For specialty drinks etc. they add in gratuity to the cost automatically.
The night before last the receipts for tipping your room host, server, assistant server and head server will show up with envelopes in your room. You can put the receipts in the envelopes to hand to the servers at your last dinner, in addition to any extra cash on top of the standard tip if anyone was extraordinarily wonderful.

Expected tips are listed here-
3-Night Cruise (per guest)
$12 Server
$9 Asst. Server
$3 Head Server
$12 Stateroom Host
$36 Total
4-Night Cruise (per guest)
$16
$12
$4
$16
$48
5-Night Cruise (per guest)
$20
$15
$5
$20
$60
6-Night Cruise (per guest)
$24
$18
$6
$24
$72
7-Night Cruise (per guest)
$28
$21
$7
$28
$84
8-Night Cruise (per guest)
$32
$24
$8
$32
$96
10-Night Cruise (per guest)
$40
$30
$10
$40
$120
11-Night Cruise (per guest)
$44
$33
$11
$44
$132
12-Night Cruise (per guest)
$48
$36
$12
$48
$144
14-Night Cruise (per guest)
$56
$42
$14
$56
$168
15-Night Cruise (per guest)
$60
$45
$15
$60
$180

The only other things it is customary to tip for are luggage porters at embarkation/debarkation ($1/bag) exceptional tour guides during shore excursions and room service ($1/plate or per person depending who you ask.)



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