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Old June 4th, 2002, 08:47 AM
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I am wanting to book a cruise in Dec or early 03, my child will just be one year and so far I am having trouble with the idea of having to pay full fare for a child that will require no services. Is there any way around this? We prefer Celebrity, for its accomodations, price, food, and service and do not want to have to cruise a lesser line to be able to afford it. Please tell me that my cruising days are not over. Thanks so much! Stacey
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Stacey,
Yes, ALL passengers no matter what their age pay passage. This is true on all lines as far as I know. I do have to agree that a very small child or infant should probably be given a special fare but so far it hasn't happened.
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Hmmm.

My understanding is that all "souls" must pay passage, but that could be incorrect.

Used to be on airlines, if a parent is willing to hold an under 2YO child on his/her lap for the flight, only one seat is charged. I don't know if that's current or not. I certainly would not want to sit next to a hassled young parent with a squirming kid next to me.

Obviously, a 1 YO is not going to be chowing down on the lobster and prime rib and the [i]per diem[i] per passenger does include food.

When your child is older, the kiddie program WILL be free. And other passengers get to pay for that staff expense.

Me, I would not take an infant or a very young child on a cruise. Doesn't seem like much of a vacation. And keep in mind that ships' doctors are not pediatricians. Add to that, who knows what medical care might be in any port. Little kids (as most moms know) can get VERY sick, VERY fast.

Your cruising days are certainly not over ... they just may be delayed for a while ???

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Ditto, Pamda.

Why would anyone want to take a 1 yr.old on a cruise? The kid won't get anything out of it and the parents will get no time for themselves.

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Stacey,

As mentioned above by the others, a 1YO is a paying passenger but at a reduced rate as that child (infant) would be the 3rd passenger in the cabin. Not full fare. I'm assuming a spouse or signigicant other will join you. If that child is the 2nd passenger then full fare is required.

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Stacey,
You might be interested in reading the article "Bringing the Baby". You'll find it on the CruiseMates home page. Phyll
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Luisa wrote a great article. Kudos !!!

But Granny on the fold-out couch is going to pay the same passage as the Little Darling.

I don't know if it's fair or not, but it is how it is.

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we took our 8 week old daughter on cruise (family reunion cruise) and she will be going this summer (age 26 months) with my wife's side of the family. We have two nurses in our family and the cruise was in Alaska so felt on shore medical care would be sufficient. Had no trouble on the plane. American Airlines sold us a seat for infant for half price - much easier than holding her. Her car seat is FAA approved to fit in plane seat. Actaully, since only had to unpack once, it was very easy to take her on the cruise. Things may be different this summer (she's too young for the Royal Caribbean kids program - but some cruiselines take 2 year olds who are not "trained" and still in diapers). Nonetheless, she will have fun on the cruise no doubt (notwithstanding that she won't remember it - she will get to be with her grandmother on her grandmother's 75th birthday which will make grandmother happy! we hope to hire babysitters on the ship so mom and dad can have a little time together but if not, I'll take Karen while Mom gambles in the casino. I suppose a medical emergency is possible (but that is always possible - grandmother's heart is a more likely concern than anything else). And yes you have to pay - I think we got our infant in at half-price (less than the actual 3rd passenger rate but it took some effort by our travel agent - again we were on Royal Caribbean); this time, she's paying the full 3rd passenger rate. She'll eat some, but not much (and would try and drink her money's worth in pop if we'd let her).
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