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May 14th, 2007, 11:35 PM
My wife and I have been on several cruises and have always tipped well. We were just wondering if we should auto tip for a 14 month old or pay in cash for those who help her? I have no problem tipping, and even tip extra for those who deserve it. I am just wondering what those of you have cruised with young children have done in the past.
May 15th, 2007, 10:32 AM
I know on Celebrity, you are supposed to tip half of what an Adult would tip. However, we plan on tipping more considering how messy kids can be! Our son will be 19 months old when we sail in a couple weeks.
May 15th, 2007, 12:49 PM
I just had a suite on RCCL and I auto tipped the SAME amount for the kids as I did for us. It was $88 per person for the 7 day cruise. RCCL has it all broken down into cabin guests or suite guests and that was the price for us. So it was $352 in tips for 4 of us (kids ages 3 and 7)
And then we had extra tips for concierge and people like that.
May 15th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the replies. I expected to pay more for her anyway since kids do make a mess, and also tipping on top of paying for babysitting.
May 20th, 2007, 02:46 PM
When DD was 21 months old on our first cruise, we tipped the same amount for her as we did for us. That was before autotipping. I think it depends on the cruiseline as to whether they add an autotip for children under 2 years old. If we were in that position now and they did not add an autotip for our child, we would give a cash tip to those who provided her service--so, steward, wait staff, etc. They treated her like a princess--and still do! She'll be 12 on our sixth cruise and one of the things she really enjoys about cruising is all the special attention the crew gives her!
May 20th, 2007, 10:03 PM
On NCL the auto tip is $5.00 a day for kids under 12 and $10.00 a day for everyone over 12. Have a great cruise!!!!
May 20th, 2007, 10:19 PM
I have had great service on every cruise line with my kids- I have with my oldest son since he was 8 and my younger one since he was 3 months. Babies make alot of work for the steward- diapers, bottles in the sink, the crib to make up each day, etc. I tip more than the required amount with my kids. And since I sail with them all the time- that means I tip more all the time. I don't mind- I am so impressed with how neatly they leave the cabin. I want to kidnap them and take them home with me!!!
May 21st, 2007, 11:13 PM
Thanks all for the replies...