2021 Sea Tales Family Cruise Travel Planner - Cool Places

For a fee of $30 per hour, for up to three children within the same family, parents can arrange for a private, in-stateroom babysitter, subject to availability. Children must be 12 months or older to be eligible for in-stateroom babysitting, and the service must be arranged twenty-four hours in advance. Availability for this service is limited and operates on a first come, first served basis. Private, in-stateroom babysitting is subject to personnel availability. The Fun Factory Youth Program offers additional services to accommodate families while the ship is in port and during the evenings. All the services asterisked below are offered on a sign-up basis, at a fee of $6 per hour per child. After your child’s first hour, payment is in ten-minute increments. There are no fees for any child who signs up for the VIP Program. Exceptions: when at sea, or if sailing at or prior to 5 pm, the Dinner Party is complimentary. During low season, parents may be requested to sign up for parties no later than 10 pm the day before. Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least six months old as of the first day of the cruise/cruise tour. However, for transatlantic, transpacific, select South American cruises/cruise tours, and other select cruises/cruise tours, the infant (as of the first day of the cruise/cruise tour) must be at least twelve months old. For the purposes of this policy, any cruise that has three or more consecutive days at sea will require infants to be twelve months old on the first day of the cruise/cruise tour. Costa Cruise Line – There are no organized activities for children under the age of three, but during the low season/off-peak times families can access the children’s areas. Costa also provides a group baby-sitting service in their “Miniclub” (between 11:30 pm - 1:30 pm) so that parents may take part in cruise entertainment. Costa also provides cribs, high chairs, baby bath, bottle warmers, and liquidized food on request. Minimum age to sail on Costa is six months for most cruises, and twelve months for transocean crossings, world cruises, and cruises of fifteen days or longer in duration and any other itinerary which may in the opinion of Costa Cruises present serious risk to infants in need of emergency medical care. Minimum age to sail on Costa is six months for most cruises, and twelve months for transocean crossings, world cruises, and cruises of fifteen days or longer in duration and any other itinerary which may in the opinion of Costa Cruises present serious risk to infants in need of emergency medical care.. Crystal Cruises – Crystal does not have a formal program for children under the age of three, but babysitting services are available. Arrangements can be made through the concierge; parents should expect to provide twenty-four hours’ notice and pay a nominal charge for babysitting services. Crystal Cruises is unable to accommodate children less than six months of age and reserves the right to restrict the number of those less than three years of age aboard the ships. Children under 6 are not allowed on Crystal Expedition Cruises. Cunard Line – On Cunard’s ships, the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth 2, parents will find well-equipped nurseries and children’s centers featuring toys, games, and activities. These children’s areas are supervised by nannies and youth staff, but children must be one year old to participate without parents (children under one are welcome with parental supervision). Both ships offer a family pool area, and there is complimentary group babysitting available in the evenings. Cunard cannot accept any child under the age of 6 months as a guest. Cunard is unable to accept infants of 12 months or less on any Full World Cruise, Exotic Cruises or Transatlantic Crossings. Disney Cruise Line – Already well known for being a family-friendly line, this cruise line is also among the best for infant programs. Care for children from six months to three years of age is available at the It’s a Small World Nursery. We highly recommended that you make reservations prior to your cruise for the It’s a Small World Nursey due to limited availability. The minimum age to sail on Disney is six months old. The minimum age for Transatlantic and Panama Canal itineraries is 1 year of age on the day of sailing. Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines does not offer children’s programs for children younger than 5. They do not offer babysitting services. Children of 6 months and over are welcome to sail

Policies subject to change without notice, always check with your travel agent regarding pregnancy policies and children age policies prior to booking your cruise.

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