Disney Cruise Line® is introducing the automatic charging of pre-paid gratuities on all Disney ships.
Guest folios will be automatically charged on embarkation day, with the recommended gratuity amounts.
Guests will still have the option to modify or add additional gratuity amounts, or pay in cash, by stopping by the Guest Services Desk onboard.
• Disney Dream - Date to be announced
• Disney Fantasy - April 21, 2012
• Disney Magic - Already in place
• Disney Wonder® - April 22, 2012
Thanks to Sue at Small World Vacations for this information
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04-25-2012, 06:07 PM #1
Auto-Apply Gratuities on Disney Cruise Line
04-26-2012, 12:21 AM #2
04-26-2012, 06:53 AM #3
I guess it makes no odds when you pay the gratuities. Doing it beforehand is one less thing to worry about while you cruise.
There is the doubt that knowing the gratuity is paid, the servers might not go that extra mile to warrant an above average %age. That said, the servers we've encountered have all been exceptional.
We did have the issue last time that out head server (if we even had one) never appeared. I'd be a bit put out it that happened again having paid a gratuity up front. We could of course fix that if it did occur.
04-26-2012, 05:59 PM #4
04-26-2012, 06:42 PM #5
04-27-2012, 05:46 AM #6
It does make it a bit more impersonal, not being able to hand something over to your servers in person.
04-27-2012, 05:55 PM #7
This is the way all cruiselines I've been on do it (Princess, Carnival and Norwegian)Artist formerly known as JuniorMickey
04-27-2012, 06:24 PM #8
04-27-2012, 09:55 PM #9
Oh well that is a horse of a different color ! As soon as I told Jim, he was like No I'm not doing that, I'm giving them our envelope as we normally do . I told him, we didn't get a choice . Jim does Calligraphy and draws . He always decorates his envelopes Thank You ~ Name and draws different characters . The staff really likes his envelopes . He will be happier to hear this !