We are experienced cruisers – now being in double figures, and have sailed round the Med, Caribbean, Greek Islands, New York and Alaska, so there was no doubt in our mind that we would cruise with our baby! Excitedly we booked our first cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Rhapsody of the Seas sailing out of Rome as soon as our daughter hit the required 6 month minimum age. (Minimum ages vary by cruises but 6 months seems the most common – check with your cruise line before booking). As I normally do once I book a holiday I started googling. To my horror the first thing I found when looking for information about cruising with a baby was an article on how terrible cruising with a baby was – here’s said article – 9 Reasons Not to Take a Baby on a Cruise! Eek… Had we really been naive in thinking we could continue cruising with our baby?
The answer we found was NO! It was the absolute perfect family vacation for us!
So why are cruises great with babies?
There’s no need to worry about where to eat! There are restaurants for every occasions. If you are tired, have a cranky baby or just can’t be bothered you can enjoy the buffet or even better complimentary (check your line) room service. And for nights you want something fancier you can enjoy fine dining in the main restaurant! We even managed to have a special anniversary meal at the ships Steak House!
The Wundermust family submitted this fantastic blog post about why you should go cruising with a baby. The Wundermust family write a fabulous blog called Wandermust Family, which is packed full of travel information. Do go over and read the rest of the post by clicking here.