Minimum Age Infants must be at least six months of age at the time of embarkation to sail. Infants must be at least 12 months of age at the time of embarkation to sail on transatlantic cruises, World Cruises, cruises of 15 days or longer duration, and any other itinerary which may in the opinion of Costa Cruises present serious risk to infants in need of emergency medical care. Babysitting 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. Pregnancy Policy Bookings will not be accepted from passengers who have entered 23 weeks and 6 days of estimated fetal gestational age at any time during the cruise. All pregnant women must provide to Costa Cruises at the time of booking and at embarkation a physician’s letter stating the estimated date of delivery, the mother and baby are in good health and fit to travel and the pregnancy is not at risk. Children’s Programs The children’s program is called Squok Club and is handed out to all children upon boarding by a member of the entertainment staff. The program shows the exact times of the different daytime and evening activities. Infants and Toddlers (0–3 years) Children must be at least three years old to participate in Costa Cruises’ children’s program. Children under the age of three are allowed to enter and stay in the children’s area only during certain times (not during busy times in high season) and must be accompanied by an adult. Children (3–11 years) For all children between the ages of three and seventeen, Costa Cruises’Mini and Maxi clubs are open all day from 9 am until midnight. This is a free group service. There are four Clubs. Two for children: Mini from 3–6 years and Maxi from 7–11; and two for teenagers: Teen Junior from 12–14 and Teen from 15–17. Teen Junior is only active during certain periods. Children under the age of three are allowed to enter and stay in the room only during certain times (not during busy times in high season) and must be accompanied by an adult. Activities include: Arts and Crafts – Painting T-shirts, preparing costumes for theme nights, sculpting, edutainment in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, and creativity and imagination courses. Games – Treasure hunts, an interview with the Captain, sea games, Squolympics (Olympics for young athletes), group dancing lessons, a ship rally, and fun quizzes. Younger guests can have hours of fun in a pirate ship or the giant Lego brick room, with a vast assortment of video games. Athletics – Volleyball, basketball, table tennis, table football, watersports, bowling, and shuffleboard. Theme Parties – Ice cream, Nutella, and chocolate parties, Spooky Halloween parties, Pirate parties, an evening at the circus, games at the Squokkotheque (Squok’s disco), fun fairs with face painting, and fancy-dress parades with Squok, Costa Cruises’ half-shark, half-dolphin mascot. In addition, there are two themed dinners for kids on every cruise, featuring menus designed by Costa Cruises’ chef for the younger guests. The special Kid’s Menu that is served at every meal contains all the foods that kids love: spaghetti, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, and ice cream. Costa also offers a Boys & Girls beverage card for ten non-alcoholic drinks. Costa Cruises now features Peppa Pig. Children from 3 to 6 can meet Peppa Pig and enjoy Peppa Pig-themed activities in the Squok Club.
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