I will admit I am biased as I do not have children. My mother had 5 and she wouldn't take us to the grocery store with her if she could avoid it, let alone a cruise. I guess I just don't understand the reasoning for taking a baby on the cruise with you. How can that be a vacation for the parents? At least with older children they can go to camp carnival. Again, take what I say with a grain of salt, as I would be thrilled with an adult only cruise. I love my neices and nephews, but I love saying goodbye to them at the end of the visit too.