Cruise With Kids – All Your Questions Answered
If you are entertaining the idea of travelling on a cruise with kids or even with a baby, then this is the guide for you. On this page you will find a list of detailed articles on cruising with kids and related topics. For example, what age babies can travel on cruises, the most kid-friendly cruises, and the cruise lines with free or reduced fares for babies and kids.
Cruise Lines With FREE or Reduced Fares for Kids
Cruise Ship Age Restrictions
Are Cruises All Inclusive?
The Most Kid Friendly Cruise Ships
The Average Cost of a Family Cruise
Worldwide Cruise Ship Departure Ports
What to Take On a Cruise Ship for Babies
Disney Ships, Ports and Itineraries
Royal Caribbean Ports
Carnival Ports and Destinations
How to Cruise with Kids
My extended family and myself have travelled several times with babies and kids. Either with their own kids or those of other family members. Through experience I can say it takes some planning especially for the very little ones.
One cousin in particular took everything under the sun with her onboard a cruise ship for her baby. She wanted to make sure baby was comfortable. However she admitted it was rather awkward boarding and disembarking at the end of the journey. Additionally you do not need to go overboard (pardon the pun!) because cruise ships do supply several things.
With young and older kids, the best thing to do is keep them entertained so they will not get bored. So it is important to pick the right cruise that has activities they will enjoy and keep them occupied. Like this you will be able to relax and enjoy your cruise with your family.
Tips and Suggestions
A cruise is fantastic to travel on. Everything is organised for you from start to finish, all you need to do is pick what you want. Like your room, excursions, the time slot you would like to have dinner etc.
If you have a baby, having a cruise terminal in your own home country is definitely a big plus. In fact it is one of the reasons why my sister decided to travel on a cruise with hers.
This is especially the case if you happen to have a boisterous little one. You may get discouraged to travel with a baby on a flight for this reason. However a cruise is easier to manage your little one.
Another thing is that it’s better to take babies with you when they have not started walking. Otherwise they might walk off while you are on excursions. Then it might turn into a cat and mouse game of run away from the parent!
Alternatively if your baby does not experience separation anxiety you can drop them off at the cruise nursery. There are professionals that will take care of your little ones needs. it is at an additional cost, but it is something you could consider for several hours.
If you cruise with kids it should be a little easier. Additionally there will be more things they can enjoy apart from activities at the nursery.