Royal Caribbean Shuts Down Sitter at Sea Program

   September 17, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Royal Caribbean announced that as of September 30, they will no longer offer Sitter at Sea program onboard RCI cruise ships.

The popular line has decided to terminate their in-room babysitting service because of lack of available caregivers, resulting in inconsistency to offer the service onboard every cruise ship.

The Sitter at Sea program provided childcare in the passenger’s own stateroom between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. The cost for the service was US$19 per hour, with a limit of 3 kids per family, with each kid needing to be above the age of 1.

RCI Symphony Of The Seas cruise ship

Royal Caribbean Cruises updated their website in regards to the babysitting service, saying they would continue to honor the program for all cruise ships that depart prior to September 30, 2018 as long as sitters are available. Passengers should visit Guest Services once onboard, to inquire about availability.

The cruise line's other programs geared towards kids remain intact.