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Disney flycruise from £759.00pp was £2699pp plus kids under 17 cruise free!

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A 10 night disney cruise on disney magic with flights from the UK. Children under 17 cruise free - not sure of the exact terms and conditions but it seems pay for 2 adults and get 2 kids free. Include… Read More
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A 10 night disney cruise on disney magic with flights from the UK. Children under 17 cruise free - not sure of the exact terms and conditions but it seems pay for 2 adults and get 2 kids free. Includes all food and entertainment.
Departs May 5th onwards. 4.5 star ship

Hope this is useful to someone with children
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#1
Get a total price but if total is £1518 incl 4 flights its a bargain. Done 5 Disney cruises(6th booked), I book direct with Disney or Dreamsunlimitedtravel.com Disney are quoting $2,241(£1,358) for 2 adults & 2 children for 5th May 2010. So if this agent is including 4 flights for only £160 more its a great deal.
This is about as cheap as Disney cruiseing gets, if I could have time off in May I would have it booked.
Also dont forget to budget for tips, suggested tips for 4 people on 10 nights Disney cruise is a total of $480
#2
cracking deal
#3
asters
Also dont forget to budget for tips, suggested tips for 4 people on 10 nights Disney cruise is a total of $480
WHAT? nearly 300 quid (at today's exchange rate) for tips?!?! WTF do they do for that amount of money like?

I've been to Florida and stayed in Disney. Yes you're expected to tip but Jeezas man what are you getting for 300 quid?
#4
vinylandtrinkets
the waiters/waitress/bar staff get minimum wage hun, they will also be YOUR server's throughout your trip, when i worked at Disney world as a server i got $2.50 per hour and relied on my tips to live. the wages just about cover the tax and rent Disney charge cast members and its no different on a ship
and to be honest the tips for Disney are less then some of the other cruise lines.

forgot to mention you will outstanding service from the cast/crew members.
I agree the service is excellent vinyland, but 300 quid for 10 days!?!?! Haway man, you musta been doing very nicely thank you outta tips. It's no wonder Disney paid you all buttons with tips like that to be made.
#5
can i ask, where is this flying from. is there a choice of airports
#6
Blasphemous;7110968
WHAT? nearly 300 quid (at today's exchange rate) for tips?!?! WTF do they do for that amount of money like?

I've been to Florida and stayed in Disney. Yes you're expected to tip but Jeezas man what are you getting for 300 quid?

Don.t forget - the tips aren't just for the people you see - there are probably over 1000 crew on the ship so this works out at 3p per day per crew member!
#7
I went on the Caribbean 3 night Disney cruise while I was over there, they are absolutely fantastic. And unlike some cruises, kids love them. Would definitely recommend, particularly at this price including flights! Great deal.

As long as you're not seasick, go for the inside cabin. There's so much to do (and eat!) you'll hardly want to be in the room!
#8
Im not convinced this includes flights if you check whats included it does not mention flights!!!
#9
I think a lot of Brits struggle with the tips when on holiday in the States. In fact some restaurants automatically put a tip on the bill if they notice you are Brits so we must have a bad reputation! (I should say I think that is out of order). Many Brits seem to think you can just give a 5% tip! I tip 20-50% when I go out for a meal in Florida.

Anyway - HOT
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vinylandtrinkets
the waiters/waitress/bar staff get minimum wage hun, they will also be YOUR server's throughout your trip, when i worked at Disney world as a server i got $2.50 per hour and relied on my tips to live. the wages just about cover the tax and rent Disney charge cast members and its no different on a ship
and to be honest the tips for Disney are less then some of the other cruise lines.

forgot to mention you will outstanding service from the cast/crew members.



No-one forces them to do the job- if the pay is so bad they should do something else. No-one tips me to do my job.
#11
I don't know what the tipping culture is like in europe on cruises but tipping 15-20% is the culture in the states and if you go anywhere you should respect their customs. As has been said before the pay for waiting staff in the states is set such that it's only a small part of their salary, the rest is tips. Maybe that's why when you go to the states the level of service that you get is generally a lot higher than you get here. There are obviously exceptions but usually this is the case.
#12
I've just come back from a Disney cruise and the service is amazing, so good I've booked another. The on board prices from drink seemed very reasonable too. People say the service in Disneyland is brilliant, in comparison the service on the Disney cruise is 10 times better.

You don't have to tip its just recommended, we only tipped 3 of the 4 people as we never saw the restaurant manager, They generally deal with families that need extra help, with kids, etc. The amount you tip is up to you, they don't force you.

The people to do tip are people you see at least twice a day some times double that and I've been told they don't get paid, they are paid in the form of bed and meals so the money you give them is there pay for the week.
#13
pugboy
Many Brits seem to think you can just give a 5% tip! I tip 20-50% when I go out for a meal in Florida.


Surely it should genuinely reflect the quality of service? If I get bad service then there is zero tip. not "oh I'll crank it down to 12%". Also I'll probably not go back again (guess this is less easy if it's day 1 of a cruise...)

Equally, genuinely good service probably should be rewarded, but an expectation of 20-50% is ridiculous unless you're eating at a very cheap place.
#14
I wouldn't tip a penny. Disney should pay them more.
#15
Disney Cruise is sailing out of Dover in the summer. Had a look at prices a month ago and almost had heart attack. Must be worth waiting for to see if these fares come down as well.
#16
karengi
I don't know what the tipping culture is like in europe on cruises but tipping 15-20% is the culture in the states and if you go anywhere you should respect their customs.


In the UK ..then we tip a LOT less (both frequency and amount) than the US. 10% in a meal bill would be a good tip in the Uk for a general chain..in the US 15% is considered the minimum for anywhere includin IHOP/Dennys which are basically like Little Chef's (but better food!)
#17
mcguinness
No-one forces them to do the job- if the pay is so bad they should do something else. No-one tips me to do my job.


Mr Pink
#18
Includes easyjet flights. Cost is around another £100 for each childs flight from London. Adults flights are included in the price.
Still a good deal!
#19
adamsxi
Im not convinced this includes flights if you check whats included it does not mention flights!!!

Someone needs to ring and get a total price. As I said the crusie can be bought direct with Disney for £1,358 so if its cruise only they are charging a £160 premium. If its including flights I suspect there are other fees to add on as they can't do 4 flights for £160.

mcguinness
No-one forces them to do the job- if the pay is so bad they should do something else. No-one tips me to do my job.

You do not understand tipping in the US.
I goto Florida upto 4 times a year so will quote Florida figures(other states vary) Wait staff are usually paid $4.23/hr (£2.60) http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm#Florida.
So they have to work a full 40 hour week to earn £100. A restaurant does not include wages for wait staff in their menu pricing, I personally ate a meal of 35 prawns in garlic sauce on a bed of pasta for £5. That does not include service, you pay at the end of the meal depending on how good the service was.
They can't go get another job in the same industry, its done in every restaurant in USA, its their culture. Personally I believe it is a way better system than UK, you get good service or they don't earn a wage. Others don't agree and don't like the system but they don't have to goto USA, their choice.
Same with cruising industry, they don't include wages in their pricing.

Anyone want to see pics of the food/shows available I have loads on Photobucket.
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/wayneg1/Disney%20Cruise%20Aug%2009/?start=all
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/wayneg1/Disney%20Cruise%20Spring%2008/?start=all
http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/wayneg1/Disney%20Cruise/?start=all
#20
pugboy
Many Brits seem to think you can just give a 5% tip! I tip 20-50% when I go out for a meal in Florida.


Come on dude, 50%? What kind of service were you getting? Tiger Woods' kinda thing?

Tipping 10% I would say is expected, 15% for a good service. If outstanding then you can maybe give 20%? But completely agreed that in the UK people don't tip nearly as much.

Back to the deal, if this includes flights it is a great one! Thanks for posting it!
#21
Blasphemous
WHAT? nearly 300 quid (at today's exchange rate) for tips?!?! WTF do they do for that amount of money like?

I've been to Florida and stayed in Disney. Yes you're expected to tip but Jeezas man what are you getting for 300 quid?


The staff to customer ratio is on most cruise ships is about 1 member of staff for every 2 passengers. With many of the cruise liners being US based they operate on a US model. Low wages supported by tips. For us in the UK it does seem extremely unfair, but, the other option would be to increase their wages and that would obviously result in an increase in the fare.

mcguinness
No-one forces them to do the job- if the pay is so bad they should do something else. No-one tips me to do my job.


You are showing your ignorance here. Many of the people working on cruise ships are from poor countries like the philippines. They're options are extremely limited at home and working on cruise ships helps them to support their family back home. They're away for many months at a time.



karengi
I don't know what the tipping culture is like in europe on cruises but tipping 15-20% is the culture in the states and if you go anywhere you should respect their customs. As has been said before the pay for waiting staff in the states is set such that it's only a small part of their salary, the rest is tips. Maybe that's why when you go to the states the level of service that you get is generally a lot higher than you get here. There are obviously exceptions but usually this is the case.


Princess Cruises have a $10.50 a day "auto tip" per person including european cruises .
#22
Flombard
Mr Pink


Exactly what I was thinking. The American's could pay there staff more your right. Then they would charge more for their food to cover staff wages and you would end up paying the same. They keep the wage low so that the staff rely on their tips and therefore try their hardest to be excellent for you. If they were to swap to the other system, that enthusiasm may drop off.

You could argue that this is the system we have in the UK but such a change in the USA could potentially lead to a drop off in the staff quality.
#23
hukdjoe
I wouldn't tip a penny. Disney should pay them more.


And you should learn to understand and accept different cultures even if they seem a bit unfair. Otherwise, the only people who suffers are the workers. Disney couldn't give a monkeys!
#24
DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS!

Its more. £889 per person with flights. + virgin is £899 all in .. i would rahter go with virgin
#25
This tipping thing is marvellous I will have a word with my staff on Monday, tell them monthly payroll can't happen any more, maybe they can scrounge off customers instead lol!
#26
mysmith
DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS!

Its more. £889 per person with flights. + virgin is £899 all in .. i would rahter go with virgin


Did you give them a call or are just guessing?
On the web site it says on the itinerary " Flight UK/Barcelona "
#27
Hot from me, would love to do this :-D
#28
I would rather use the 'tipping' option as opposed to over here, at least you do find that the waiting staff are there to serve you and look after you rather than some of the attitudes that i have come across in the UK.
#29
smk77
The staff to customer ratio is on most cruise ships is about 1 member of staff for every 2 passengers. With many of the cruise liners being US based they operate on a US model. Low wages supported by tips. For us in the UK it does seem extremely unfair, but, the other option would be to increase their wages and that would obviously result in an increase in the fare.
But if tips are 'expected' then the cost isn't lower is it? Increasing the wage bill and putting that onto the bill results in the system balancing out.
#30
Mysmith, who told you this??

I called Karen at the cruise company who confirmed London flights are included, suppliments apply from other uk easyjet airports
#31
Blasphemous
But if tips are 'expected' then the cost isn't lower is it? Increasing the wage bill and putting that onto the bill results in the system balancing out.


Isn't that what I said?

I agree. It balances out. But, we're in the UK and not in the US. As freddie_buxton said:

You could argue that this is the system we have in the UK but such a change in the USA could potentially lead to a drop off in the staff quality.
#32
in my job tips arent included in the price and ive done plenty of americans barnetts and they haven tipped a soddin thing so why the hell should we be expected to do so over there
if they have a price for something then thats what they should expect people to pay and any tip or extra they get should just be a bonus:x
#33
i phoned them up and just called virgin and the 899 does not include uktobar flights for the kids and its £500 extra lol

Virgin was £899 per person
+ £20 each for airport to dock
+ £249 each for flight from uk to france (for kids)
+ extras for day trips
#34
just waiting for karen to call me now.. i called them back.
#35
karengi
I don't know what the tipping culture is like in europe on cruises but tipping 15-20% is the culture in the states and if you go anywhere you should respect their customs. As has been said before the pay for waiting staff in the states is set such that it's only a small part of their salary, the rest is tips. Maybe that's why when you go to the states the level of service that you get is generally a lot higher than you get here. There are obviously exceptions but usually this is the case.


do american ppl tip british worker when they come to visit the uk :whistling: anyway i think it should be included in the bill myself to make it easier.
I think Larry Davids got the right idea when it comes to tipping:-D.
#36
spoke to karen

kids pay a extra £109 per seat!

so my family its £1739 total
#37
Spoke to them as well and was told the same thing. Unfortunatley for me have 3 kids, and that pushes it up to £6k ! lmao.

Hmm, couldnt you just buy two cabins.

Hot deal, but unfortunatley I cant make use of it, shame.
#38
we have 3 kids, so 1 is going to have to stay home lol
#39
Should anyone be forced to tip?
it should be purely optional.
#40
are you forced to tip???? if so i wont bother booking

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