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Old February 21st, 2006, 08:12 PM
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Default RCCL In Room Babysitting - During the day?

Has anyone used a RCCL babysitter during the day so you could go on a shore excursion? Is this even a possibility?
We had a wonderful experience using the in room babysitting a couple of years ago when our daughter was 16 months, but that was 8pm - midnight each night.
In Nov, we are taking our son also who will be 14 months when we cruise. The cruise is 13 nights so we would just like to do one sailing shore excursion specifically that we have done in the past in St Maarten - thinking about taking our 5 yr old (she has done it also when she was 3) but the baby is just a little too young.

My question - if they do offer babysitting like this - will the babysitter feed the child? Room service?

Still not sure if I am comfortable with this, but I figured if it was like the last time where we had the same babysitter every night hopefully we would get to know her and then could make a judgement call about how comfortable we would be with this for this one day only. The rest of the time we are planning beach trips, etc.

Would appreciate your thoughts/insight.

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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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I can query my RCI contacts to see if babysitting is available during the day. THeir policy is only in cabin sitting so you'd have to order room service. I'll let you know what I find out. I used their sitting service at night when my son was one year old and was pleased.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 07:34 PM
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Thank you so much, I appreciate you looking into this for me.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 03:41 PM
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Just heard from RCI and babysitting is available during the day. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. You'll have to book a sitter with guest relations desk. Go as soon as you get on the ship to insure availability. Since it is in cabin sitting, you'll have to verify with them if it would thus just be room service menu. Bring some little toys and books for the sitter to do with your child in the room.

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Old March 6th, 2006, 10:16 PM
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Thanks very much, Luisa, you are always so helpful.

We have booked a family suite, so with the 2 bedrooms and main room there should be plenty of room for him to play with the sitter while we are gone. Otherwise I don't think I would be so comfortable with him being stuck inside.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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Sounds great -- enjoy!
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