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.

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Cruise Lines With FREE or Reduced Fares for Kids

To make your holiday more cost effective you may want to check out our list of cruise …
Mum and baby on a beach

Cruise Ship Age Restrictions

A list of mainstream cruise and river cruise age restrictions to help you pick the right …
Ages when babies can travel on cruise ships by cruise line

Are Cruises All Inclusive?

Is a cruise all inclusive? Mostly yes, but there are things that are not included. Here …
Cruise Ship

The Most Kid Friendly Cruise Ships

There are many kid friendly cruises, but some cruise lines and specific cruise ships …
The most kid friendly cruise ships

The Average Cost of a Family Cruise

How much is a cruise? This depends on which cruise line you choose, the destinations and …
Family disembarked from cruise ship

Worldwide Cruise Ship Departure Ports

A complete list of all the departure cruise terminals including a list of which …
Cruise Terminals

What to Take On a Cruise Ship for Babies

Here is a checklist of what baby supplies you need to consider to take with you as on a …
Cruising baby

Disney Ships, Ports and Itineraries

The 5 Disney cruise ships offer 102 different itineraries. Here is a list of ships, the …
Cruise ship in port

Royal Caribbean Ports

Royal Caribbean has a fleet of 27 ships that use 34 departure ports and visits 64 …
Cruise ship in port

Carnival Ports and Destinations

Carnival cruise ships use 19 departure ports worldwide and sail to 52 countries. Here is …
Cruise ship in port

Walking From Palma Cruise Port

A comprehensive guide on walking from the Palma cruise port to Palma, covering routes, …
Walking from palma cruise port to Palma sites map

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.

Erika
Erika

Hi! I’m Erika and I’m from Malta. In 2018 I was tasked to organise a family trip to nearby Sicily, but I found it hard to find kids activities for the trip. This is why I started this site and hope you can find the information you need for your family holiday.

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