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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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Default Best cruise for a 21 month old?

I am new to this forum and have a question about which cruise line would be best for our son (He will be 21 months at time of travel). I know he will be too young to use any kids' clubs so babysitting services would be our only option. We are looking for something other than Disney as we would like to take him on this line when he is 3 so he can take advantage of the clubs. What are our other options? Do cruise lines offer any babysitting services for children so young? I heard Royal Caribbean offers sitting. Is it in your room or in a group? Thanks for any advice!!
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Old July 31st, 2007, 08:34 PM
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I've been traveling or else I would have answered you more promptly.

Private babysitting is available on RCI, Celebrity and also Holland America line. Reserve your desired hours soon after embarking.

Carnival offers limited hours of group babysitting for infants and those under two years old. (They do change diapers.) They have the group babysitting on mornings of port days and after 10 p.m. nightly and hold the sitting in the youth room.

Disney has a nursery for those under three years old; you pay an hourly fee. Cunard Line (QM2) takes tots one year and older in its nursery for free.

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Private baby sitting is your best option. Sometimes crew or crew spouses will sit. Check front desk ASAP when aboard. As to best cruises, I suggest go 3-7 days, out of Ft. Lauderdale (kiddo will like the aquariums there), hitting Key West (aquarium with stingray feedings and touch pool), and doing Eastern Caribbean. Might also get a cabin with bath rather than a shower. 8)

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I am new to this forum and have a question about which cruise line would be best for our son (He will be 21 months at time of travel). I know he will be too young to use any kids' clubs so babysitting services would be our only option. We are looking for something other than Disney as we would like to take him on this line when he is 3 so he can take advantage of the clubs. What are our other options? Do cruise lines offer any babysitting services for children so young? I heard Royal Caribbean offers sitting. Is it in your room or in a group? Thanks for any advice!!
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