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Old 07-22-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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Cash tips vs. Tipping with your account

Who do you tip cash to and who do you tip through your room account?
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
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Who do you tip cash to and who do you tip through your room account?
The auto-gratuity that's added to your onboard account covers your room host, dining room server, assistant server, and head server.

You may tip (cash) to porters, room service, excursion guides/drivers.

Beverages purchased (alcoholic or otherwise) will have a 15% gratuity added.

We typically add additional cash to the voucher at the end of the cruise for our room host and servers.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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The auto tips are left as is.

We distribute additional cash tips to anyone we feel deserves one - the bus driver who helped with our luggage, the porter who moved our luggage to the loading racks, bartenders who remembered our drink order and our names, room steward who even gave us a small gift for our anniversary, wait staff who we watched be taken advantage of/abused by a family (also told CM management staff what we observed, etc.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:53 PM   #4
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Although this isn't directly to the point of the thread, it is often pointed out how CM's really benefit from being mentioned by name in your comments.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:01 PM   #5
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Ultimately, it is what ever you prefer. You don't HAVE to do the auto gratuity. That is just done for your "convenience".
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:29 PM   #6
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The auto-gratuity that's added to your onboard account covers your room host, dining room server, assistant server, and head server.

You may tip (cash) to porters, room service, excursion guides/drivers.

Beverages purchased (alcoholic or otherwise) will have a 15% gratuity added.

We typically add additional cash to the voucher at the end of the cruise for our room host and servers.
In addition,

You can charge tips for Palo, Remy, ( both brunch and dinner) Spa, and charge room service.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:04 PM   #7
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I'm PIF and sail in Nov, is it too late to add tips to my account?
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:38 PM   #8
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Who do you tip cash to and who do you tip through your room account?
We usually don't tip in cash except to our servers on the last night (that's how we give them extra). All others, including bar and room service, we use our account.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:40 PM   #9
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I'm PIF and sail in Nov, is it too late to add tips to my account?
Actually, no but you don't have to as they are actually automatically added to your onboard account at the end of the cruise. But, if you wanted to pay for them in advance you could certainly do that now. Just call up Disney or your TA and say you want to pre pay your tips. You pay now and your tips will be paid for already. You will still get the vouchers in your room to place in the envelopes to hand out the last night at dinner.

Only difference is your paying for them now, instead of at the end of the cruise.

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:00 PM   #10
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I pre-paid my tips for my recent MED cruise and then I forgot I did.
I have to say it was a great surprise when they were not on our onboard account because we had already paid! I was still able to add to them without any difficulty at all.
If you can pre-pay your tips I recommend it. One less thing to have to face later.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:17 PM   #11
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The spa automatically add 18% gratuity on everything.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:19 PM   #12
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The spa automatically add 18% gratuity on everything.
Does anyone know if and how you can lower that gratuity amount?
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:44 AM   #13
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Yes, just go to guest services if you want to change it.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:19 AM   #14
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I do both. I leave the auto-gratuity tip as is and distribute cash on top of that (I think the CM appreciate that). I also use cash tips for room service.
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I do both. I leave the auto-gratuity tip as is and distribute cash on top of that (I think the CM appreciate that). I also use cash tips for room service.
that's a good idea. I know my hairdresser loves a cash tip.
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