When we cruise my kids will be 4 and almost 2 (1yr 8 mths). Both still requiring car seats in our state. I am holding the younger one on my lap in the plane, and not bringing a carseat on the plane of the older one. (yes I know the dangers of turbulance so no need to post about that) So what my question is, we are flying in the day B4 & staying at a hotel. I am concerned about the ride from airport to hotel from hotel to pier. Yes I am concerned about my kids saftey, but I am leary of dragging 2 giant car seats along, only to just take up room in our cabin. I am worried we won't be able to get a ride in a taxi or something if I don't have a seat. Just very torn as what to do. I know on public busses they are not required, wondering if this is the same for shuttle busses, if we stay at a hotel that has a shuttle to pick us up and drop us off. Thanks!
I am in a similar situation, traveling with an infant to places where it may not be possible to use car seats. I have been told that busses and shuttle busses are the way to go. (We are bringing the sit-and-stroll, but many taxis in foreign ports aren't equipped to strap them in.)
Home Lines Atlantic 7/88; Cunard Countess 6/89; Costa Riviera 5/90; Explorer of the Seas 8/02; Adventure of the Seas 8/03; Carnival Miracle 6/04
I guess I am not so much concerned with needing one in the ports. From what I have read, there are no laws about it. I am just concerned that I am going to get to tampa, and I won't be able to get a ride, be it by taxi, shuttle or whatever, because I am not going to have any car seats. I did have 1 travel agent tell me, don't you worry, there will be somebody there to take your money and give you a ride, but it has me a bit worried. Just wanted to add that I am a very strict mother when it comes to car seats, so this is a bit unusual for me, but with all the crap I have to bring along when traveling w/ kids, I am just not going to be dragging the big seats, for a total of probably 15 minutes in a taxi. KWIM?
Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to call the shuttle and the cab company b4 we go just to be sure . I didn't arrange air thru carnival cuz we are flying in the day b4, and I saw no reason to pay practically double for our airfare, just because we would get a shuttle ride, lol! Thanks again!!