Posted February 12th, 2017, 04:09 PM
My grand baby will be 8 months old when we go on our cruise. My daughter thinks it will be ok to take her, my son in law and husband doesn't. Who has cruised with an infant and would you suggest going now or waiting until she is more mobile? All suggestions greatly appreciated.
You should check with your cruise lines for their age guidelines. RCI, for example requires infants to be 6 months old based on departure date to be able to cruise and on transatlantic, transpacific, Hawaii, certain South American itineraries and other select sailings, or any cruise with 3 consecutive days at sea, the age restriction is 12 months.
Also with RCI, their babysitting services start a 1 year old, and their children's activity programs start at age 3.
As to whether or not you should take her, subject to the above guidelines, that decision is entirely up to you. We took my grandson when he was 15 months and it was fine, but we also had the rest of our family and his parents with us, so care was plentiful.