Choosing to Cruise With A Baby is a big deal, there are so many questions about how babies fit into family cruising and life onboard a ship, what about feeding my child, can babies go in the pool and so many more. Having done this ourself as a family many times I can tell you that as a family it worked for us. This post explores Royal Caribbean Cruises For Babies. In a time when Cruise lines are climbing over themselves to cater for families with younger children, Royal Caribbean is doing this particularly well.
Royal Caribbean Cruises For Babies
Royal Caribbean Cruises For Babies, Clubs And Nurseries
Stay And Play Sessions
From 6 months parent and tots can enjoy family time in Royal Babies (6-18 months) or Royal Tots (18-36 months) who offer interactive playgroup sessions including music, art, toys and also mini learning sessions. These activity based sessions are 45-minutes long and parents must accompany their child to the sessions.
Free-time play is offered daily, which allows parents and children to bond whilst playing with a variety of developmental toys.
Royal Babies & Tots Nursery
However the Royal Babies & Tots Nursery also allow you to leave your child. Although this service does come at an extra fee, children aged 6-36 months can be cared for by trained professionals at a ratio of one staff member to three children, while enjoying specially designed programs. Daytime and evening drop-off charges are $6 per hour per child from 9 am – 6 pm and $8 per hour per child from 6 pm – midnight.
Royal Caribbean Ships Who Offer The Royal Babies & Tots Nursery Drop Off
- Allure of the Seas
- Anthem of the Seas
- Brilliance of the Seas
- Enchantment of the Seas
- Freedom of the Seas
- Grandeur of the Seas
- Harmony of the Seas
- Independence of the Seas
- Liberty of the Seas
- Mariner of the Seas
- Navigator of the Seas
- Oasis of the Seas
- Quantum of the Seas
- Ovation of the Seas
- Radiance of the Seas
- Rhapsody of the Seas
- Serenade of the Seas
- Symphony of the Seas
- Vision of the Seas
The Royal Tots Art Program
Additional to the play and stay sessions the Royal Tot Art program features unique developmentally-appropriate art activities. These are designed for parents and children to enjoy creative play sessions together.
Each 45-minute session, parents and their children enjoy story-time with an Adventure Ocean member, and then go on to use art products to create story related works of art. These sessions include exciting themes such a My Colourful World (introducing the concept of colours); Also featuring sessions such as let’s explore the sea, and also our big, big ship.
Toy Loans On Royal Caribbean Ships
A good selection of age appropriate toys are available to families to loan during their cruise in the Toy Lending Program. This comprises of a collection of developmental toys created for infants and toddlers, ages 6 – 36 months. Parents can exchange toys for a new activity every day to prevent boredom and keep those little minds active.
Royal Caribbean Cruises For Babies, Can Babies Use The Pool On Royal Caribbean Ships
If you are looking for a Royal Caribbean ship which caters for babies and allows them in the pools? There are 5 ships who offer baby splash zones. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST. Rules on children in diapers in the pools are rigid, and although there are kiddies pools, babies must stick to the baby splash areas.
Royal Caribbean Cruises For Babies, Getting Supplies Onboard RCC Ships With Babies 2 Go
Royal Caribbean Offer A Fantastic Service where you can pre-order Huggies nappies, wipes, cream and also organic baby food, all delivered right to your stateroom, when you arrive and throughout your cruise. These cruise baby essentials are available for order online through Royal Caribbean’s Gifts & Gear section on the Royal Caribbean website.
Dining With Babies On Royal Caribbean
Organic baby food can be pre ordered for your baby on Royal Caribbean, however we also found the restaurant staff very accommodating. Royal Caribbean also offers children’s menus and options in all their restaurants. Additionally we were also able to order portions of veg, fruit and rice in the restaurants making dining with a toddler very easy.
Check Out The Splashaway Café On Board Spectrum Of The Seas
Also this adorable area is made just for the kids. Ideally located near the kids’ pool area on deck 14 its the perfect, flip-flop-friendly spot for families to catch up and enjoy lunch in between adventures.