We took our first cruise in May and it was with our 11 month old. At first, all of our friends told we were crazy, that we should leave him behind, etc., but we could not be that long with out him. It was a family vacation and he was apart of it. We did have alot to pack, but I think he had as much of a good time as we did. Of course, we did not hit the bars, but we are not that type of party people. Don't worry, about taking him, you will all have a good time. The staff really went out of the way to accomodate him, and at dinner they always brought him some icecream to eat, while we had our dinner. Your baby will be just fine!!!