Pregnant Women and Infants

Since the cruise lines are not equipped with major medical facilities onboard, they have established very strict policies with regard to expectant mothers and infants. Each cruise line requires expectant mothers to provide a physician's letter (faxed in advance or hand delivered at the time of check-in) stating that the guest is in good health, fit to travel, and that the pregnancy is not high risk. The letter must also include the expected date of the child's birth.

Typically, a letter is not required for infants to travel. However, each cruise line has a minimum age requirement for guests traveling, which will be verified upon check-in at the pier. This minimum age requirement varies by cruise line and even itinerary. Always tell your Vacations To Go cruise counselor if you are pregnant or planning to cruise with an infant to insure you meet all required guidelines.

Azamara
Pregnant Women: Permitted to board if pregnant for 23 weeks or less on day of embarkation. A physician's letter must be faxed to the Access Department (800-882-8292) for women in any stage of pregnancy.

Infants: Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour. However, for trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific cruises/cruisetours and other selected cruises/cruisetours, the infant (as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour) must be at least 12 months old. Any cruise that has three or more consecutive days at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/cruisetour.

Carnival Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Prohibited to sail if she will enter the 24th week of pregnancy before or at any time during the cruise.

Infants: Minimum age for sailing is 12 months for trans-Atlantic, Hawaii and South American cruises and 6 months for all other cruises.

Celebrity Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Permitted to board if pregnant for 23 weeks or less on day of embarkation. A physician's letter must be faxed to the Access Department (1-954-628-9622) for women in any stage of pregnancy.

Infants: Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour. However, for trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, Hawaii, select South American cruises/cruisetours and other selected cruises/cruisetours, the infant (as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour) must be at least 12 months old. For the purposes of this policy, any cruise that has 3 or more days consecutive at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/CruiseTour.

Crystal Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Permitted to board if pregnant for 24 weeks or less on day of disembarkation.

Infants: Minimum age is 6 months. Crystal reserves the right to limit all children under the age of 3 years.

Disney Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Women who have entered their 24th week of pregnancy as of their embarkation date, or who will enter their 24th week of pregnancy during their cruise will be refused passage due to safety concerns. Neither a physician’s medical statement nor a waiver of liability will be accepted.

Infants: Minimum age is 6 months on most itineraries. The minimum age for Transatlantic and Panama Canal itineraries is 1 year.

MSC Cruises
Pregnant Women: MSC cannot for safety reasons carry pregnant passengers of 24 weeks or more by the end of the cruise. In the event the passenger intends to bring on board any child under the age of 12 months, MSC recommends seeking medical advice from the child’s physician confirming fitness to travel on an international ocean voyage.

Infants: Must be at least 6 months old to sail.

Norwegian Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Norwegian will make every effort to accommodate you, providing you will not enter the 24th week of pregnancy at any point during the cruise. Please include your cruise details in an email to the Access Desk (accessdesk@ncl.com) with a medical certificate establishing your due date prior to your cruise.

Infants: Minimum age is 6 months. For sailings with three or more consecutive days at sea, infants must be 12 months old at the time of sailing.

Oceania Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Permitted to board if pregnant for 24 weeks or less on day of disembarkation. Doctor's note required.*

Infants: Infants must be at least 12 months of age on the day of boarding.

Ponant
Pregnant Women: Women who are over 6 months pregnant are not authorized to board.

Infants: Minimum age is 3 years. Children under 8 years old are accepted subject to agreement at the time of booking.

Regent (Radisson) Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Women who are 24 weeks along or more, or will reach 24 weeks by the end of the cruise, will be unable to take the cruise. All pregnant women must travel with a written letter of permission from their doctor.

Infants: Infants must be one year of age as of the first day of the cruise. Guests traveling with a young infant that does not meet the infant policy will be denied boarding.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Royal Caribbean International cannot accept guests who will have entered their 24th week of pregnancy at any point before or during the cruise or cruise tour.

Infants: Infants sailing on a cruise must be at least 6 months old as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour. However, for trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, Hawaii, select South American cruises/cruisetours and other selected cruises/cruisetours, the infant (as of the first day of the cruise/cruisetour) must be at least 12 months old. For the purposes of this policy, any cruise that has 3 or more days consecutive at sea will require infants to be 12 months old on the first day of the cruise/CruiseTour.

Seabourn Cruise Line
Please see Cunard Cruise Line's guidelines.

Viking Cruises
Pregnant Women: Viking is unable to accommodate women past their 24th week of pregnancy.

Infants: Viking is dedicated to adults and therefore does not carry children or teenagers under the age of 18.

Windstar Cruise Line
Pregnant Women: Permitted to board if pregnant for 24 weeks or less on day of disembarkation. A physician's letter must be faxed to Access and Compliance (800-577-1731) for women in any stage of pregnancy.

Infants: Minimum age is 8 years.

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