Maybe I've missed something? I don't think either BrianTom or momx5 (bless you, dear
!) said they were sailing on NCL.
All of the lines have different tipping policies. Some only charge half for young children, some charge the full amount.
Some allow you to remove all the "automatic" tips for no reason at all, some (NCL) don't.
Some don't have "automatic" tips and give you envelopes to tip at the end of the cruise.
It really depends on which line you are cruising. From what I've read on these boards for the last 2 years, the cruise staff are so
wonderful with children that even those who didn't think they'd want to tip ended up doing so!
Hope you all
find this true and have a wonderful cruise!