I have 2 questions
#1. i read on another cruise messgae board that it was a litle known fact that tipping 50% of the suggested tip rate was quite acceptable for children under 12. What are your thoughts?
#2 What is a suggested tip for staff in the childrens programs?
I believe Celebrity only requests the 50% gratuity for children under 12 and Carnival is the full amount. My opinion since you asked .... You should tip the full amount for the children. They have been known no make more of a mess than the adults. Plus, the crew works hard for their money and I dont feel it is right for them to only get 50% for children. They are still passangers that they are cleaning up after.
As for the program, it depends on how many staff members are entertaining my son and how much fun he had. I usually give about $5 only because tips are not expected. Its a little thank you. Of course, I have heard of people giving huge tips to the staff. It really all depends.
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