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Old January 26th, 2008, 02:12 PM
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Our entire family is going on a Royal Caribbean cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. My DS & DDIL are bringing their 6 month old baby. We had to pay the third person charge for the baby in the room. Do they need to tip in full or just half? The stateroom attendant won't have to clean up after her and the wait staff won't be bringing her any food.
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Yes, all passengers pay the full tip amount - exactly who do you think will be removing the yucky diapers from the cabin? The dining room staff always goes over and above to fuss over babies you'll see.
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I agree, tip the regular amount, staff goes over and above for kids as much as adults.
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It appears that there are at least 5 of you cruising with four full fares and one 3rd person fare...$2,500.00 at least.
What's another 50 dollars?
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We too our 1yo son and I was thinking the same thing as you, why tip for a child that young. But when saw how above and beyond the staff goes for children, we ended up tipping more on top of the normal tips.
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We too our 1yo son and I was thinking the same thing as you, why tip for a child that young. But when saw how above and beyond the staff goes for children, we ended up tipping more on top of the normal tips.
YAY for you!!!!

That little extra will make them do the same for the next ones with kidlets.
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EXSCUSE ME! Disposable diapers, baby paraphenalia, mess, noise, warrent a tip!
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[I have to also agree, they deserve the tips and even more when kids are in a cabin, no matter how young, its actually more work for them. Even in the dining room, ever look on the floor where the kids have eaten??? More to clean up, plus they go the extra mile to make sure they serve a meal the child will enjoy.
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On behalf of the person who first posted this question innocently, I think it's a valid question. The majority here feel a full tip is needed for your infant but I still can see why this question was asked. Actually, I recall a cruise line years ago (might have been Costa) that did say that pax only have to pay half the tip for an infant under 2 years. So, I can see why the Q was asked here.

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Our entire family is going on a Royal Caribbean cruise for our 25th wedding anniversary. My DS & DDIL are bringing their 6 month old baby. We had to pay the third person charge for the baby in the room. Do they need to tip in full or just half? The stateroom attendant won't have to clean up after her and the wait staff won't be bringing her any food.
Have you checked with the cruise line
some do not require children under 2 tip or they pay 50% of the amount
I would look in the FAQ's of the RCL
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I believe that RCI asks for full tips from any passenger, including infants. It's not just the dirty disposables (where would YOU put them?), but setting up the Pack & Play (either yours or theirs), bringing juice, etc., to your cabin, supplying a high chair in food venues as well as food, and basically making sure that your cabin is clean and you are satisfied. BTW - my understanding is that there are only a couple of RCI ships that will allow NTT babies in swimmies in pools, , and that is only in a very small designated pool. Can't go in any of the main pools. And - most RCI ships don't have drop-down diaper changing tables in cabins or public restrooms. Check RCI to see if you're cruising on on of the newer ships that MAY have these features. Pay the tips.

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