Babies on Board

Babies on board

The thought of taking a baby on board a cruise can be a daunting experience, but with the facilities and amenities available on board many ships, they can make for a perfect, stress-free holiday! Take a look at our guide to see which cruise line will suit your needs. Remember, if you are planning to have a cot in your cabin, this will limit space, along with guarantee basis cabins in which you cannot choose your cabin configuration – check these details at the booking stage.

Cruise LineMinimum AgeFood upon requestBottle WarmingNappiesEquipment upon requestActivitiesBaby SittingCan use swimming pool?Pregnancy Limit up to xx weeks
Azamara Must be at least 6 months on the day of embarkation, and the age is raised to 12 months when there are more than 3 consecutive days at sea - Upon request - Highchairs and cots - - Must be potty trained Cannot have entered the 24th week of pregnancy by the beginning of or at any time during the cruise
Carnival Babies must be at least 6 months on the day of embarkation, and at least 12 months on the day of embarkation for Transatlantic, Hawaii, Transpacific and South America cruises food can not be mashed or pureed on request Upon request must bring own Highchairs and cots Strollers/bouncy chairs can be rented: $25/week, Beepers/Telephone's Finger painting, cartoon time, arts and crafts, puppet shows. Group babysitting 10pm-3am $6 per hour Must be potty trained 24
Celebrity 6 months as of the date of sailing or 12 months when sailing for Transatantic, Transpacific, Hawaii, Australian and selected South American cruises Baby food can be provided for lunch and dinner if notified in advance Upon request - Highchairs and Cots Crafts, games & toys in the Fun Factorythere is Toddler Time for under 3 year olds and Fun Factory with various groups for 3-11 year olds Group babysitting and private babysitting available $8 per hour. Must be potty trained 24
Costa 6 months+ Liquidiser available Bottle warmers available - Cot, highchairs, baby baths Use off the playroom accompanied by an adult - Use of splash pool 25
Cruise & Maritime Not recommended for children under the age of 16 - Upon request - Highchairs - - Must be potty trained 24
Crystal 6 months + Items off the menu can be pureed with advance notice Upon request - Cots Use of the play room accompanied by an adult S$15 per hour for 2 children, $20 per hour for three - four children Must be potty trained 24
Cunard 6 months + 12 months + on selected sailings Hipp and Hipp Organic baby food jars in Stage 1, and Stage 2 in an assortment of savoury and dessert flavours. Alternatively, the main restaurant can puree/mash adult food. Upon request - Highchairs, cots, Baby baths and bottle sterilizers Onboard nursery with Fisher-Price toys & Little Tikes Group babysitting 6pm-midnight free of charge Must be potty trained 24
Disney 6 - 12 months Items off the menu can be pureed with advance notice, baby food can be bought before hand along with instant formula Bottle warmers available Huggies nappies, formula, bottle liners, nappy cream and baby suncream can be purchased Highchairs and cots, strollers and bottle sterilizers On-board nursery $6 per hour maximum 15 hours with activities and toys Available from 12 weeks for $6 per hour Use the fountain play area near Mickey's Pool 24
Fred Olsen 6 months + - Upon request - Highchairs and cots Childrens play room adapted during school holiday period - Must be potty trained 24
Holland America 6 months + 12 months + on selected sailings Pre-cruise order service for: Formula & Baby food Upon request Pre-cruise order service for: Nappy's ($1 per nappy) Wipes ($5 per pack) To be delivered to your cabin Highchairs, booster seats and cots Toddler Times allows infants to play in the children's facilities, Parents must stay Babysitting available on a staff volunteer basis Must be potty trained 24
Hurtigruten 6 months + , 5 years for antartica sailings - Upon request - Highchairs and cots Childrens play areas on select ships - - 23
MSC 0-6 months wth a doctors note Food cannot be blended Upon request limited supply is available in selected stores on board- Highchairs, cots and bottle warmers Access to kids club with toys,must be accompanied - Must be potty trained 24
NCL 6 months + for voyages that have three or more consecutive days at sea, the infant must be at least 12 months old Food must be provided by parents/guardians/ can puree food upon request Upon request Baby wipes and nappy's can be purchased Highchairs and cots Guppies infant club with toys and games, parent must attend groupsitting services for children 3-12 years of age Must be potty trained 24
Oceania 12 months + - Upon request - Highchairs and cots - - Must be potty trained 24
P&O 6 months + 12 months + on selected sailings Can provide SMA progress powder milk, Hipp and Hipp Organic Baby Food Jars, Hipp Organic Juices, and can also puree/mash regular food in some restaurants Upon request A limited supply are sold on board, so it is recommended to bring your own supply or purchase them ashore locally Highchairs, cots, sterilisers, baby baths Ballpools, softplay, toys, games, books and crafts Must beaccompanied by a parent. Plus Noddy & Mr. Bump on board. Free Group babysitting 6pm - 2am in the night nursery Use of splash pool 24
Princess 6 months + 12 months + on selected sailings yes Upon request no, must bring own Highchairs and cots Access to youth room accompanied by adult Group Babysitting Available Must be potty trained 24
Pullmantur 6 months + - Upon request - Highchairs and cots - - Yes 28
Regent 12 months + - Upon request - High Chairs and cots - On request $25 per hour Must be potty trained 24
Royal Caribbean 6 months + 12 months for transatlantic, transpacific, Hawaii, selected South American and other selected cruises Yes, you can also bring your own baby food on board Upon request Babies 2 go! Pre order Huggies to be delivered to your cabin Highchairs and cots Fisher-Price playgroup, Stroller Mates Workout, Musical Inspiration, Baby Gymnastics, Cookin' Up Fun Group babysitting 8pm - 2 am $10 per hour Private also avaialable $19 per hour Must be potty trained 24
Seabourn 6 months + 12 months + on selected sailings - Upon request - Highchairs and cots - - Must be potty trained 24
SeaDream 12 months + - Upon request - Highchairs and cots - - Must be potty trained 24
Silversea 6 months or 12 months depending on the ship - Upon request - Highchairs and cots - - Must be potty trained 24
Star Clipper 2 years + - Available upon request - Highchairs and cots - - Must be potty trained 27
Thomson 6 months + - Upon request Available in all shops Highchairs and cots - - Must be potty trained 24
Voyages to Antiquity Not recommended for children under 11 - - - - - - - 24
>Windstar Infants and toddlers, are not encouraged aboard Windstar cruises - - - - - - - 24
best for babies
Disney Cruise Line has the most facilities on board for babies! Women who are pregnant can cruise with Disney Cruise Line up until their 24th week of pregnancy. If your little bundle of joy is already here then they take babies on board from 3 months; which is the lowest age any cruise line will accept infants.
Mother with baby at feeding time

Bottles & Food

Not only are bottle warmers available for babies, but so are bottle sterilisers upon; request so you don't have to bring your own! If your little one is on to solids then items from the menu can be pureed and blended to make suitable meals for the infants on board the ship. Highchairs are also available upon request for your baby's meal times to make feeding easier.

Minnie Mouse with small child

Facilities for Babies

There's an on board nursery for a small charge where your baby can be looked after by highly trained staff so you can enjoy some peace and quiet. Also, babysitting services are available on board so if you want to go to the spa together or have a romantic meal for two of an evening then you can take advantage of this fantastic service.
There are plenty of activities for babies on board in the nursery and also your child can use the fountain play area and the children's Mickey pool.

Disney Playroom

Baby Essentials

You will most likely have all of your baby essentials with you, but if you've forgotten something or you run out then don't worry as the on board shop stocks Huggies nappies, formula, nappy cream, baby suncream and other baby essentials for you to purchase should you run out.
Don't forget on the DCL website you can click a link to "Babies Travel Lite". An incredible service where you can order all of your baby supplies and have them delivered directly to your stateroom for embarkation day. Items available are diapers, nappies, food items, bathtime supplies etc.
All-in-all Disney have everything you will need as a parent for your child – so relax and enjoy your cruise holiday!


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