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Old 02-11-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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First Disney Cruise! Questions

81 Days till our first Disney Cruise...not that I have a countdown clock on my phone or anything...


2 questions:

1. Do you include a tip for the CM's in the kid's clubs? If so what is customary?

2. If you have pre-paid your gratuities with your Disney Visa, can they be adjusted accordingly or should you bring extra cash for that?

Thank you for any insight!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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81 Days till our first Disney Cruise...not that I have a countdown clock on my phone or anything...


2 questions:

1. Do you include a tip for the CM's in the kid's clubs? If so what is customary?

2. If you have pre-paid your gratuities with your Disney Visa, can they be adjusted accordingly or should you bring extra cash for that?

Thank you for any insight!
The positions in the kids clubs are non-tippable. Any tips you give them (yes, if you insist they will take it), must be pooled for a Kids staff party.

You can adjust your gratuties at Guest Services onboard. Or you can add additonal cash to the envelope you hand out at the end.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #3
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81 Days till our first Disney Cruise...not that I have a countdown clock on my phone or anything...


2 questions:

1. Do you include a tip for the CM's in the kid's clubs? If so what is customary?

2. If you have pre-paid your gratuities with your Disney Visa, can they be adjusted accordingly or should you bring extra cash for that?

Thank you for any insight!
As PP responded, you can adjust pre-paid gratuities up or down, or add cash. Just a note since you mentioned "pre-pay" and "Disney Visa" - when you pre-paid on the Disney Visa that transaction qualified for 6-months-no-interest. Any adjustment made onboard, as well as any transaction onboard, will not qualify for the no-interest financing deal but will be treated as a standard purchase.

Enjoy your cruise!
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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Thank you both! Another question... can't say it will be my last :-)

Do they take pictures on more nights then the formal night?? I have high hopes to get at least 1 decent family photo from this cruise!! It may take more then one night.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #5
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Yes. There are photo ops every day / night. Check in with photo place (can't remember their name).

Kids clubs - we bring a bag of individually wrapped candies (lifesavers, etc) for them. They can take these and enjoy them. Not everyone does this, but we do.
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The photo people, Shutters, will have different backdrops up every night for portraits. We treat it as family picture night every night. Remember to have the kids pictures taken together or separately and don't forget about a husband and wife picture. This didn't even dawn on us until our last cruise and now I have the best picture of my husband and I. We look pretty cute!😍 That being said, my one splurge is the CD of all the pictures. It's pricey, but then I don't have to spend time fretting over picking pictures. Now I get them all and print them at Costco.
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