Should I Bring My Baby on a Disney Cruise?


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Are you dreaming of taking that Disney Cruise but wondering if it’s realistic to bring your baby? Rest easy, Moms and Dads! Disney Cruise Line has you covered, so sit back, relax, and sail away with your little one on a magical Disney adventure!

Q. What is the minimum age require for Disney Cruises?

A. Most cruises require a child to be at least 6 months of age; however, Transatlantic and Panama Canal cruises require that children be 1-year-old or older.

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Q. What baby essentials will I need to bring?

A. Disney Cruises sell many supplies on board including diapers, bottles, formula, pacifiers, and even diaper rash cream. Parents can also request complimentary items like a Pack ‘n Play crib, stroller, Diaper Genie, or bottle warmer by calling (800) 951-3532 once your cruise has been paid in full. Guests are also welcome to make these requests once on board by speaking with Guest Services, although supplies are limited, so it’s best to reserve early.

Q. Will the restaurants on board accommodate my baby?

A. Yes! You can request a high chair by speaking to any member of the wait staff. You can also alert your server of special food requests during your first dinner; they can even puree or cut up your infant’s food!

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Q. Can my baby use the pools?

A. Only potty trained children are allowed in Disney’s swimming pools per U.S. Public Health Service guidelines. But there’s still lots of water-filled fun to be had with special splash areas, which include Nemo’s Reef on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, Nephews’ Splash Zone on the Disney Magic, and Mickey’s Splash Zone on the Disney Wonder.

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Q. Are there babysitting services on board?

A. Babies are welcome at It’s a Small World Nursery, a group babysitting service for little ones up to 3-years-old. An additional fee of $9/hour for the first child and $8/hour for each additional child is required. Due to space limitations, it’s recommended that parents make reservations in advance through “My Cruise Activities” once the advanced booking window is open, which is determined by guests’ Castaway Club membership levels. Parents are welcome to bring snacks and supplies for their children. Nursery hours vary and can be found online when booking reservations.

Q. Can my baby join us on Port Adventures?

A. Many Port Adventures are designed for the whole family, so baby is welcome to tag along! You can find the perfect Port Adventure by browsing through the “Family Adventures” offerings available for your cruise itinerary. Would you rather enjoy a Port Adventure sans baby? The It’s a Small World Nursery will happily watch your infant for you while you’re away.

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Q. What entertainment is available for my baby to enjoy?

A. If you’re on a Disney Cruise, the entertainment is plentiful! You’ll have many opportunities to rub shoulders with your favorite characters through meet-and-greets, stage shows, and casual character run-ins. There’s even favorite Disney movies playing at the Buena Vista Theatre on board! Lastly, guests whose itineraries include a stop at Disney’s Castaway Cay can enjoy lots of baby-filled fun on shore with safe wading areas (life jackets are available), character dance parties, and other family-friendly activities.

Embarking on a Disney Cruise is fun for families of all ages, so bring your baby along on this magical adventure at sea!

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