Traveling with Infants and Toddlers

Published 04/14/2016 02:54 PM   |    Updated 11/09/2018 09:46 AM

Making Your Cruise Reservation
Cruise fares are per person which includes children and infants. When traveling with 2 full fare guests, additional guests in the same stateroom pay a discounted cruise fare. Children less than 2 years of age are not required to extend gratuities.  

Infant Policy
Infants must be at least 6 months of age at the time of embarkation in order to sail. Children must be at least 12 months of age at the time of embarkation to sail on trans-ocean crossings and remote itineraries, where there are more than 2 consecutive sea days.

Baby Food and Formula
We do not carry baby food or formula on board our ships.

For your baby’s powdered formula, you may bring on board nursery water or distilled water packed in your carry-on luggage. For your convenience, Carnival carries distilled water which can be purchased either pre-cruise or once on board. For pre-purchase, please contact our Fun Shops department at 1-800-522-7648 Ext. 70039 Monday-Sunday, from 8:00am-10:00pm ET. For purchase on board, please contact Room Service.

Food items brought on board must be pre-packaged, unopened and cannot require any food preparation from the dining staff. Homemade items or pre-cooked foods will not be permitted on board. All items will need to be stored in your stateroom; we are not able to provide food preparation, refrigeration or storage for personal food or beverage items.  

Breast Milk
If a guest needs to refrigerate breast milk, it is recommended you bring a cooler (no larger than 12" x 12” x 12”) and request ice from your Stateroom Steward. You may also store the breast milk in the refrigerator at the Guest Service Desk.  If breast milk is to be used post-cruise, you must alert the onboard Guest Service Desk so appropriate authorities may be advised.

This information applies to mother’s traveling with their babies on board or traveling without them.  

Breast Feeding Policy
Nursing mothers have the right to breast feed in public or private areas and are not required to cover themselves while doing so. This policy is consistent with state law in 49 states in the U.S.

Diapers and Baby Supplies

We do not carry diapers and baby supplies on board our ships.

High Chairs and Booster Seats
High chairs and booster seats are available in the dining rooms and restaurants.

Cribs (including sheets) are available for stateroom-use. When making your booking reservation, please indicate that a crib will be needed in your stateroom. You may also bring on board a portable, compact, fold-up travel crib/play yard with your carry-on luggage.     

If you prefer to leave your stroller at home, single strollers are available for rent on board (subject to availability) and may be used on the ship and in port. Strollers are collapsible with a roof/umbrella. For rental rates, click here.

Car Seats
Car seats may be brought on board and stored in your stateroom. 

Day Care and Babysitting
Please note that Camp Ocean is not a day-care and children under two years of age are not allowed to participate in the regular Camp Ocean programs. There are no exceptions to this rule. There are specific times on your cruise that this age group is welcome into the facility. To learn about the activities and policies for this age group, click here.

Toddlers, 2 to 5 years old may attend and participate in our Camp Ocean program. To learn about the activities and policies for this age group, click here.  

For the convenience of our guests, we offer Night Owls (babysitting) for children 6 months to11 years, allowing parents time to enjoy the nightlife without having to worry about their little ones. To learn more about Night Owls, click here.

Water Sports
Children who are not toilet trained (and those in diapers or swim diapers) are not allowed in any of the water facilities on board, as per United States Public Health Services. Toilet trained children should be taken on frequent bathroom breaks. Water facilities include: swimming pools, spray parks, WaterWorks, slides and whirlpools.

We provide clear and conspicuous signage to alert guests that lifeguards are not on duty and parental supervision is required for children at our pools. To read more about our Water Sports policies, click here.

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