For those who are pregnant or have infants, it is very important to be aware of cruise line pregnancy policies and infant age restrictions prior to booking your cruise. The cruise lines policies vary and they do have a tendency to occasionally change. Whether pregnant or traveling with infants, we strongly recommend working with a travel professional.
General Cruise Line Family Policies
Pregnancy Restrictions – Most of the cruise line providers require that in order to cruise those female passengers who are pregnant, must not have entered into their 24th week of pregnancy at some period of the duration of their cruise sailing [some cruise lines have less restrictive policies see the Free Ebook below for details]. Even though cruise ships generally have physician and nurses in fully equipped medical facilities, they are not specialists in the field of Obstetrics. Also for pregnant females who are cruising, they generally require a letter from their OB/Gyn. specifying that they are within the time stipulation requirement, and that both mother and fetus are in good health and able to cruise, and additionally that their pregnancy is not considered an “at risk” type of pregnancy prior to being able to board the ship.
Infant Restrictions – Most cruise lines require the minimum age in order to cruise be at least 6 months of age. While there are some that may stipulate their age requirements based on length of cruise, or region of the world a cruise may involve, those specific situations if applicable are contained in the Free Ebook.
Also Included in the complete family cruising guide:
- Unaccompanied Minors and Minimum Age (in-stateroom) Occupancy Requirement
- Minimum Drinking Age
- Nursery Facilities on Board
- Baby/Child Sitting Services on Board
- Organized Child Activities
Complete Guide to Cruise Line Family Policies
Download for free the complete guide to cruise family policies to see each cruise lines specific policies. This is the most compelte guide on the internets and we hope that it helps make your cruise vacation planning easier.
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