Tipping Room Attendants & Room Service??

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  1. Kellygain8704

    Kellygain8704 Earning My Ears

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    A few tipping questions:
    We are sailing on the Magic for President's week (10 more days! woo-hoo)!
    We have 2 adults/ 2 children in our stateroom.

    I know that the standard tipping charge of $12/ day/ person includes tips for dining room servers.

    Does this also include a tip for the stateroom host (NOT concierge)?If not, what is an appropriate tip for a stateroom host?

    Also, what is an appropriate tip for room service? (a sample order might include a few mickey bars and some cookies)

    Thank you in advance for any input!
     
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  3. kcashner

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    The $12 per guest per night includes the stateroom host.

    A normal tip for room service is $1-5 depending on the size of the order. For a couple Mickey bars and milk, I'd tip $1-2
     
  4. Who's your Mickey?

    Who's your Mickey? Ruler of the Disney Universe

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    DCL's FAQ guidelines

    Per Guest per cruise 3-Night 4-Night 7-Night
    Dining Room Server $12.00 $16.00 $28.00
    Dining Room Asst. Server $9.00 $12.00 $21.00
    Dining Room Head Server $3.00 $4.00 $7.00
    Stateroom Host/
    Hostess $12.00 $16.00 $28.00
    Dining Manager Your Discretion
    Room Service Your Discretion
    Spa & Salon Your Discretion
     
  5. nzdisneymom

    nzdisneymom DIS Veteran

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    We minimally tip $1 for room service, but if it's a lot of food / items, then we tip more. If it's just a plate of cookies, then $1 is fine, but if we do cookies AND milk, then we'll tip $2. Or sandwiches, cheese trays, hot food - we always tip more.
     
  6. bluejasmine

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    Holy cow!! So for two ppl on 7 day cruise its $28 pp for server plus $21 pp for asst server plus $7pp for head plus $28 pp for stateroom host? So all that would be 2 ppl times 7 days per server/host? That cant be right I must be misunderstanding cause that would be over $1100.
    :scared1:
     
  7. Kellygain8704

    Kellygain8704 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks, but this is where my confusion begins...

    So, should I budget $84.00/ per person/ per night? ($28.00 +$21.00+ $7.00 +$28.00= $84.00) That would be a total of $2352.00 in tips for our family of 4 for a 7 night cruise. Is this correct?

    Also, are the tips for The Asst. server, Asst. server, Head server, Stateroom Host ALSO charged to my onboard account, as I have heard that the Dining Room Server tip will be on the Magic?

    Thanks again for any input!
     
  8. bluejasmine

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    Im confused also and that seem crazy expensive, I understand they work for tips but your talking almost half of what I paid for two ppl for the 7 night cruise!
     
  9. dgundry

    dgundry Disney's In My DNA

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    A 7-Day Cruise adds up to $168 in tips.

    $28+$21+$7+$28 = $84/pp

    $84/pp x 2 people = $168
     
  10. Cherinva

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    It's my understanding that it's $12.00 per person, per day....do a 7 night cruise would be $84.00 per person, or $336.00 total.
     
  11. dgundry

    dgundry Disney's In My DNA

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    The totals given are for the length of the cruise, not PER NIGHT.
     
  12. bluejasmine

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    So two ppl for 7 days would be $168.. Thats more do able and reasonable.. That about gave me a heart attack! LOL
     
  13. Glamgirl4579

    Glamgirl4579 Earning My Ears

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    If it was that much per person per night i would NOT be tipping at all thats insane. I believe it comes out to $12 total per person per night from what i have read
     
  14. nzdisneymom

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    Those are the amounts for the whole trip - it can be confusing the way DCL puts that out - they give the recommended tips per guest for the whole trip.

    It's ($28+$21+$7+$28) times number of guests in your cabin. So in your case that would be 2 guests at $84 in tips per person so a total of $168. In my case, we travel with 4, so for the same cruise, we would be tipping $336.

    If you break it into a per-day cost, it's like giving your server and stateroom host $4 per day, your assistance server $3 per day, and your head server $1 per day. So about $8/day for food service tips which is about 15% of $53.00 if you were eating in restaurants at home for each of your meals.
     
  15. bluejasmine

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    I feel silly now..LOL thanks yall!
     
  16. Conservative Hippie

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    $12 per person per night is what you should budget for the recommended gratuity. Disney will help you break it down:

    Dining room server - $4 per person per night ($28 for a 7-night)
    Assistant server - $3 per person per night ($21 for a 7-night)
    Head server - $1 per person per night ($7 for a 7-night)
    Stateroom host - $4 per person per night ($28 for a 7-night)
    = $12 per person per night, or $84 per person for a 7-night
     
  17. Who's your Mickey?

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    No. It's $84 per person for a 7-night cruise. Not $84 per night. A family of 4 would be $336 for a 7 day cruise.
     
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    Somewhat related-do you HAVE to give the ticket stubs to everyone if you pre-pay tips? If you pre-pay then they automatically get the money right? We did not give ours to our head server. Also we just left the envelope for our room host in the room. He was not around to give it to the last morning when we were leaving. He would know to look in it right? We added extra cash to it. I wanted to give it directly to him but we were in a hurry.
     
  19. Conservative Hippie

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    Yes, if you add it to your shipboard account, they will get it even if they do not get the envelope from you.
     
  20. Kellygain8704

    Kellygain8704 Earning My Ears

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    OOPS, I see now!!!

    $84.00 per person per cruise, not per day!!!

    Just a case of "getting too close to the cruise" brain freeze and over thinking!!!

    Thanks everyone!!!

    Kelly : )
     
  21. MomsOf2boys

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    Any insights for concierge tipping? Thats a new one for us this next cruise.
     

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