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Cruise with 14mo, what do you think?
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:34 PM
We are looking at going on a 7 day cruise in October with my parents and DS who will be 14 months old. Has anyone been on a P&O Cruise with a bub? Would you recommend it? TIA
Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:57 PM
I wouldnt, I would wait till bub is old enough for kids club!
Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:52 PM
We took our twin 20 month old boys on a family cruise with extended family and had a ball!
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:53 PM
I thought I read that children under 2 weren't allowed
Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:06 PM
P&Os minimum age is 2. Personally I wouldnt - I have a 14 month old playing on the floor here & I cant imagine chasing her round a cruise ship.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:40 PM
my friends took their 18 mo on a cruise a few weeks ago they had a ball he loved it i would personally wait till they were old enough to make use of the kids club but even though they are under 2 you can still go to the kids club area you just cant leave them there
Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:19 AM
We didn't go P&O so no specific advice there, but we did take our 18mo on a short cruise and it was great. She spent most of the cruise in the pool - there was nothing about needing to be toilet trained (she did wear a swim nappy). In fact, there was a wading pool specifically for babies and young toddlers.
There was a great variety of food so no problems there and it was very easy because we didn't have to lug gear in and out of everywhere - we just had to make it to the docks and check it in, then the most we had to carry from there was a day pack.
The cruise line allowed children from 6 months old. There were a number of infants on board.
I'm not sure that their babysitting service caters for younger children, though (actually, I think the in-room service was from 12 months old? we didn't use it so can't remember). We thought about putting our older one into the kid's club but had such a good time hanging out together as a family that we didn't bother in the end. So can't tell you much about that but I don't think it's necessary, depending on what you're wanting out of your holiday, I guess. It may be less of an issue if you have your parents along to share the childcare with.
Presumably over seven days you would have some stops and shore excursions to break things up a bit. We went for three days and it was a bit too short. Five days would have been just nice.
We actually decided after that (it was our first cruise) we should look into doing a family holiday with the grandparents etc. It can be quite hard to cater to everyone in our extended family at once as people have such different styles of travel, from the backpacking-mountain-climbing-extreme-sports-travel-geek-cultural-immersion end to the please-just-give-me-a-martini-a-book-and-a-sunlounger end. Cruise companies are pretty savvy at catering to a wide range of tastes and age groups, we found out.
But sorry I can't give you specific P&O advice
Edited by beabea, 13 January 2013 - 01:24 AM.
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