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Old March 4th, 2004, 08:17 AM
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Default How much to tip, for children?

I was wondering how much is expected for tipping when it comes to children. I know adults are 10 dollars a day, but when it comes to kids, the answer is not clear. I'll be on carnival paradise with myself, husband, and 3 kids. We are all in one room and I always clean up after my children, even in a nice/not so nice resturant I get down on the floor and pick up whatever food they may have dropped. My children are 9,2, and 1. I appreciate your response......
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Old March 4th, 2004, 08:24 AM
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We are sailing on Celebrity and in our brochure on the page that explains tips, it says children under 12 are half the suggested rate. If you have one of your brochures, check there. It could be the same.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 08:32 AM
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Just read carnival's brochure and they just say $9.75 a day per person......thats going to hurt our spending money 70 x 5 = $350.00 thats 15% of what I paid for my cruise....
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Old March 4th, 2004, 11:00 AM
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I went on RCI and paid the full amount for my child. I believe that my stateroom attendent and waiter sometimes had to work harder to give attentive service to my daughter. Working more than they would have to for an adult. The waiter had my daughter's food and drink ready almost as soon as we sat down. He also made several checks back to the table to make sure she was ok. I don't know about Carnival, but for RCI the only income tipped crew members receive is from tips. It is frustrating to think about tipping being %15 of the price of the cruise, but It is a part of going on a cruise, just like going out to a restaurant, good service warrants an appropriate tip
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Old March 4th, 2004, 11:54 AM
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I would tip at least the full amount for children. Having worked in the service industry, I know first-hand that even though they are smaller or may eat less, generally children create a lot more work than adults for people who have to clean up after them. Enjoy your cruise!

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Old March 4th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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Your cabin steward has to clean up after you and make up your stateroom,regardless. Tip per person according to the level of service. As for your wait team - most waiters spend more time on the kids than they do with the adults, tip per person accordingly. The $10 per person per day is a great place to start. If you get exceptional service tip more, if you get less than stellar service tip a bit less.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 02:56 PM
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When I start shopping around for cruises, I automatically add in the price of the tips to reach my final price just like you would for port fees. I tip what the brochures say but then if I get above and beyond service I always add extra to the end amount.
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Old March 4th, 2004, 08:51 PM
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Gotta agree with everyone else. You might pick up after your children in the dining room (how considerate of you, BTW), but your children are *still* being served and if it's anything like the service my son received, it's worth it.

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Old March 5th, 2004, 05:14 AM
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I've never had to deal with this situation, as we we not able to take our youngs kids cruising. However, thinking about it, I would say the staff probably works just as hard, if not harder, for the kids. I would tip for the kids just like myself.

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Old March 5th, 2004, 09:17 AM
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Thank you all for your responses.....When I made my final payment my carnival rep refunded me 330.00 because of a price reduction...so when its all said and done it's like they already paid by tips for me.......Thank you again
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Old March 5th, 2004, 09:54 AM
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price reduction that's great! good for you.
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