Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > General Cruise Chat Questions > General Cruise Chat
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2007, 09:34 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3
Default
We are cruising in 2 weeks with our 2 year old. Any suggestions of "stuff" to bring along? And any other advice; besides not bringing him since that is not an option...
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: birmingham, al
Posts: 1,842
Default
Welcome to cruise chat KarenSch! Cruising with a two year old. Hmmm... That's a tough one. On recent cruises, I have seen more and more parents opting to bring a small portable DVD player along to provide entertainment for the child. What cruise line are you taking? This will affect what "child-friendly" options that you have. Some cruise lines have much more tolerance of toddlers.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-05-2007, 10:56 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,790
Default
Karen, one little item you might want to consider bringing along is a small blow up pool that can be filled for your child for use on deck. It's going to be hot and the pools can get crazy with swimmers. Sometimes you can purchase them at the dollar store. They are reasonably inexpensive, and invaluable for your toddler.

Just a consideration.

A'ndrea
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2007, 07:22 AM
MiketheKid's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 644
Default
would the cruise line actually permit a blow up pool on the deck? if they do, i might even try it for myself haha
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-06-2007, 09:27 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,742
Default
I've never seen a blow-up pool on a cruise ship. How would you fill it? Where would you put it such that it wasn't in the way? Isn't this a liability issue for the line?

KarenSch, what ship are you taking? Depending on the ship, there may be a splash pool for toddlers. Cruise lines generally have rules against non-potty trained kids in any of the pools - even with rubber pants since leaks can happen.

Our son's first cruise was when he was 20 months. An umbrella stroller helped enormously. Also note that cruise ships don't provide baby food so you'll need to bring that along with you.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2007, 08:17 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3
Default
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2007, 08:23 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3
Default
Thanks so much for the info. We are sailing on Rhapsody of the Seas, Royal Caribbean. It will be our 5th cruise, but first with the little man. Supposedly they have a kiddy pool for the small ones. Our son is pretty active so we are not sure what we've gotten ourselves into!! For those of you who have sailed with little ones, how did it go?
Thanks....Karen
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2007, 09:35 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,790
Default
Dave, I've seen it twice on cruises, set up near the children's pool. I'm not sure if this is part of Camp Carnival or if cruisers have brought their own. Once my husband and I witnessed a crew member filling the pool with a hose. We thought it was being done for children who were not yet potty trained, wearing diapers.

Not sure of the liability aspect. Good question though.

A'ndrea
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2007, 09:22 AM
MicheleT's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 213
Default
I also read on a few other boards about people bringing the small blowup type pools for their young children. They have set it up in an out of the way place between their chairs and have used buckets of pool water to fill up. Several stated they even donated to Camp Carnival after it's use. Their young children were still wearing diapers and chose not to take the chance of the contamination of the larger pools/slides. They stated they used the drains on the deck to unload the water. I am hoping my 3yr is fully potty trained by October...but if not I will be bringing a small pool. I can't imagine spending 7 days on board and not allowing him play and to get "wet" like his big brother!
__________________
Mexican Riviera
Carnival Pride - September 30, 2007

RCCL Viking Serenade - May 10, 1992
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2007, 09:29 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,790
Default
Good for you Michele. I don't blame you one bit.

A'ndrea
 
Closed Thread

Tags
advice, bring, bringing, cruise, cruising, dvd, line, member, mexican, norwegian, player, portable, reviews, riviera, ship, toddler, toddlers

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toddler cruising advice mandiluvsRCI Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 0 06-16-2006 01:15 PM
Toddler on Star LiisaP Norwegian Cruise Line 11 05-05-2006 09:45 PM
Cruising with toddler Reddy Holland America Line 2 03-17-2006 06:03 PM
dawn with toddler on 12/7? sailaway333 General Cruise Chat 1 10-29-2003 09:40 AM
dawn on 12/7 with toddler? sailaway333 Norwegian Cruise Line 1 10-29-2003 09:37 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:02 AM.

Contact Us - Terms of Use - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2