CruiseCompete Offers Cruise Lines Children’s Policies
Thinking of taking a cruise with a very young child or baby? Most cruise lines have a minimum
age for children to sail; ages range from 3 months to 8 years. CruiseCompete.com provides
information on the cruise line’s policies; be sure to verify the minimum age with the line before
booking a cruise.
(Vocus) June 9, 2010 -- Traveling with young children? Take care to understand the children’s policies before
you sail. The experts at CruiseCompete offer the following information on the cruise lines children’s policies and
programs- for more detailed descriptions, please visit AllThingsCruise.com.
AMA Waterways: AMA Waterways has no children’s programs or facilities. Minimum sailing age is 4 years.
Azamara Club Cruises: Azamara has no formal children's programs or facilities. The minimum age requirement
to sail is 6 months, excepting Transatlantic and Transpacific cruises/cruise tours (and others), where the minimum
age is 12 months.
Carnival Cruise Lines: Carnival's Youth Program, Camp Carnival, is for 2-11 year olds, but there are babysitting
services for children younger than two. Rates are $6 for the first child and $4 for each additional child. Minimum
age for sailing is 6 months, excepting Transatlantic, Hawaii and South American cruises, which are 12 months.
Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity offers babysitters for children over 12 months old (limit 2 per babysitter). Minimum
sailing age is 6 months, excepting Transatlantic, Transpacific, and select South American cruises, which require a
child be 12 months old.
Costa Cruises: There are no organized activities for children under the age of three. Costa does provide group
baby-sitting in their "Miniclub" and on request, cribs, high chairs, baby bath, bottle warmers and liquidized food.
Minimum sailing age is 6 months.
Crystal Cruises: Crystal does not have a formal program for children under the age of three, but babysitting
services are available- fees start at $10/hr. Minimum sailing a