Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > Carnival Cruise Lines
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Carnival Cruise Lines
- Read thousands of Carnival Cruise Reviews
- Compare the best Carnival Cruise Deals
- Write a Carnival Review
- Find Your CARNIVAL Roll Call
See posts about:
Carnival Breeze
Carnival Elation
Carnival Glory
Carnival Liberty
Carnival Paradise
Carnival Splendor

Carnival Conquest
Carnival Fantasy
Carnival Imagination
Carnival Magic
Carnival Pride
Carnival Sunshine

Carnival Dream
Carnival Fascination
Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Sensation
Carnival Triumph
Carnival Valor

Carnival Ecstasy
Carnival Freedom
Carnival Legend
Carnival Miracle
Carnival Spirit
Carnival Victory

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old June 14th, 2010, 11:29 PM
coronawomen coronawomen is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 200
Question Carnival in room babysitting, yes or no? I've heard too many answers I've heard

Ok, so I went in and posted a thread on family cruising and have way to many DIFFERENT answers. Maybe I wasn't clear that we are traveling on Carnival. Our Carnival agent said he would be allowed in Camp Carnival, however reading the threads, it seems they have to be 2+ years to do it. I've called twice, and get the same answer, HELP?
Has anyone OR does anyone know if Carnival crew members DO or OFFER in room babysitting?
We are 7 adults taking our 8 cruise and 1st with our grandson 15 months old at the time of cruising. We are planning a jolly roger rum excursion through the ship, which is roughly 4+ hours long, and trying to find out if the ship offers in room babysitting as our grandson is NOT old enough to say or go to camp carnival.
All other days we have plans on bringing him a shore with us. This excursion does offer a child rate, but would they charge us full rate for a 15 month old?
My son-in-law does NOT drink, so there is no issue is bringing him with for this, we just thought it would be more fun just the adults on this one only.
Any thoughts?
__________________
Regency Cruises The Regent Sun 03/1995
Celebrity Zenith 03/1996
Carnival Inspiration 03/1997
Royal Caribbean Monarch 03/1998
Carnival Inspiration 03/1999
Land Vacation 03/2003 St. Thomas, USVI (villa)
Land Vacation 03/2005 St. Thomas, USVI (villa)
Land Vacation 03/2006 St. Maarten (villa)
Carnival Destiny 03/2008
Royal Caribbean Monarch 01/2009
Breezes Resort Nassau Bahamas 02/2009 (week)
Land Vacation 10/2009 St. Thomas, USVI (villa)
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old June 14th, 2010, 11:40 PM
illinoismomof4's Avatar
illinoismomof4 illinoismomof4 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 656
Default

Under 2 year olds will also be offered babysitting services on Sea Days in the form of a Family Play Time. During this time parents are welcome to stay with their children to play free of charge or if you choose you can leave your under 2's with Camp Carnival for the regular babysitting fee. We also offer Port Day Babysitting for your under 2 year old. The early morning port service will begin 15 minutes before the ship's arrival in port until 12pm and for late ports this will be offered during 'free play' times (see your Youth Staff when you arrive on the ship for details).
__________________
jtopfuel350@aol.com

http://illinoismomfamily.blogspot.com/
Review of the Freedom, 8-28 to 09-05 Picture intense


Last edited by illinoismomof4; June 14th, 2010 at 11:42 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old June 14th, 2010, 11:46 PM
sailaway4's Avatar
sailaway4 sailaway4 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago suburb
Posts: 660
Default

No they do not offer In Room Babysitting.
__________________
Fantasy: March 2008
Glory: June 2010


Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old June 14th, 2010, 11:46 PM
nybumpkin's Avatar
nybumpkin nybumpkin is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 8,073
Default

Carnival does not offer in-cabin babysitting - I know some other lines do. You also cannot hire an "off duty" crew member - I think they have rules forbidding it.
__________________


Kathy

Carnival Victory, 6/28/04; Carnival Conquest, 7/3/05; Carnival Legend, 6/29/06; Carnival Victory, 8/31/06; Carnival Liberty, 2/17/07; Carnival Victory, 8/11/07; Carnival Valor, 2/17/08; Carnival Victory, 8/18/08; Carnival Glory, 2/14/09; Carnival Miracle, 7/19/09; Carnival Conquest, 2/14/10; Carnival Pride, 7/4/10; Carnival Glory, 9/2/10; Carnival Glory, 7/2/11; Carnival Fantasy, 8/13/11; Carnival Pride, 7/1/12; Carnival Glory, 8/6/12; Carnival Legend, 7/3/13; Carnival Miracle, 7/15/14; Carnival Glory, 8/2/14; Carnival Breeze, 7/4/15.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old June 14th, 2010, 11:47 PM
dolphinwyo's Avatar
dolphinwyo dolphinwyo is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 480
Default

Camp is a very safe place, I left my just barely 2 year old at Camp without any reservations. But, no In Room at all.
__________________
Carnival Elation, October 2012
Carnival Splendor, March 2011
Carnival Pride, February 2009
Carnival Imagination, February 2008
Carnival Imagination, February 2003






Last edited by dolphinwyo; June 14th, 2010 at 11:48 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old June 15th, 2010, 12:00 AM
Cruise Cat's Avatar
Cruise Cat Cruise Cat is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: B - Ohio, R - Ohio, L - Texas
Posts: 19,796
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coronawomen View Post
Has anyone OR does anyone know if Carnival crew members DO or OFFER in room babysitting?
We are 7 adults taking our 8 cruise and 1st with our grandson 15 months old at the time of cruising. We are planning a jolly roger rum excursion through the ship, which is roughly 4+ hours long, and trying to find out if the ship offers in room babysitting as our grandson is NOT old enough to say or go to camp carnival.
Not in-room, but at Camp Carnival:


Under 2 Child(Ages 6 Months to Under 24 Months)
General Information / Policies / Activities
Sign in/Sign out Policy
  • <LI style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal>All children in this age group have a strict sign-in/sign-out policy. <LI style="COLOR: windowtext; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal>Children can only besigned in and out by the Parent/Legal Guardian and not by an authorized adult. <LI style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1" class=MsoNormal>Theparent/legal guardian is required to present their Sail & Sign card each time they drop off and pick up their child.
  • For the safety of the child, there are no exceptions to this rule.
Beepers / Telephone
Beepers and cell phones
are available to Parents, complimentary, on a case by case basis. Parents will be beeped /phoned if the child is misbehaving, ill, seriously unhappy, asking continuously for their parents and in case of an emergency. The beeper or telephone is used throughout the voyage, for ship-use only; the range does not extend beyond the ship. There will be a charge to the guest’s Sail & Sign card if the beeper/telephone is lost, damaged or broken.

Safety Information
All childrenaged 11 and under must wear a muster station wristband throughout the cruise. Wristbands are available from the Youth Staff or the Guest Services Desk. In the event of an emergency, any children participating in Camp Carnival activities will be taken to a designated area. There, they will be divided into the appropriate groups according to their muster station and taken to their station by the Youth Staff. During an emergency situation, parents should collect their child’s lifejacket from the cabin when they pick up their own and meet their child, accompanied by the Youth Staff, at their muster station. A Safety briefing will be held onboard when all regulations will be explained.

Potty-Trained
Children do not have to be potty-trained in order to be part of Camp Carnival or take part of the babysitting services. Parents must provide the Youth Staff with diapers and toiletries to be used for their child.

Swimming Pools / Spray Parks / WaterWorks / Whirlpools
Children in diapers, swimming diapers or those who are not toilet trained are not permitted to use the pools/spray parks/
WaterWorks/whirlpools, due to United States Public Health Regulations.

Medication
The Camp Carnival Staff may not administer any medication and/or needles to any child participating in the Youth Activity Program. Additionally, no medications with the exception of epi-pens, diabetic testing equipment and inhalers are permitted in the playroom; these items will be kept in a designated area in the playroom. If the child does require regular medication while attending Camp Carnival, the parents must return to administer the medication.

Activities
Children under-2 may not participate in the scheduled activities we offer to the other age groups. THERE ARE NO AGE EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY.

Hours on Sea Days
  • <LI style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2" class=MsoNormal>"Family Play Time" is scheduled from 12:00pm to 2:00pm (or 1:00pm to 3:00pm). <LI style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo2" class=MsoNormal>Only parents and their Under-2 child are permitted in the playroom to use the facilities that we have to offer in Camp Carnival.
  • Parents have the option of leaving their child in the care of the Youth Counselors. Note: There is a $6.00 per hour charge for this service (see “Babysitting”).
Hours on Port Days
  • <LI style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3" class=MsoNormal>Care for children under-2 is considered "Babysitting". Note: There is a $6.00 per hour charge for this service (see "Babysitting").
  • On port day mornings, care for children under-2 begins from port arrival until 12:00 noon (or until 5:00pm for ships arriving in port after noon time).
Evenings
  • <LI style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo4" class=MsoNormal>Babysitting is provided for children under-2, nightly, from 10:00pm to 3:00am. Note: There is a $6.00 per hour charge for this service (see "Babysitting").
  • Babysitting: From 10:00pm-3:00am each evening of the cruise.
__________________
Cruise Cat - Chuck

Co-Founder of the Proud Indulgent Rum And Tequilla Enjoyment Society

Carnival Magic - 2/09/2014

Breeze-2013, Magic-2012, Conquest-2011,
Oasis B2B 2011, Conquest-2010, Ecstasy-2010,
Conquest-2009, Ecstasy-2009, Brilliance-2008, Miracle-2007, Conquest-2006,
Rhapsody-2005, Vision-2003, Rhapsody-2002, Inspiration-2001, Jubilee-1999
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old June 15th, 2010, 12:47 AM
Sargent_Schultz Sargent_Schultz is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 17,758
Default

Baby sitting, yes. In room, No.
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old June 15th, 2010, 09:56 AM
coronawomen coronawomen is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 200
Default

Ok, thank you very very much, I could not find any of this information when I was looking.
So in other words, Carnival was right to say under 2 is allowed in the camp carnival, just before noon and after 10pm for a fee. Got it.
THANKS!!!
This does not help us at all for the shore excursion, guess I'll have to call Carnival again and ask what is considered a 'child' age rate.
__________________
Regency Cruises The Regent Sun 03/1995
Celebrity Zenith 03/1996
Carnival Inspiration 03/1997
Royal Caribbean Monarch 03/1998
Carnival Inspiration 03/1999
Land Vacation 03/2003 St. Thomas, USVI (villa)
Land Vacation 03/2005 St. Thomas, USVI (villa)
Land Vacation 03/2006 St. Maarten (villa)
Carnival Destiny 03/2008
Royal Caribbean Monarch 01/2009
Breezes Resort Nassau Bahamas 02/2009 (week)
Land Vacation 10/2009 St. Thomas, USVI (villa)
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old June 15th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Julienatul's Avatar
Julienatul Julienatul is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tarpon Springs, Fl
Posts: 2,265
Default

yes, I replied on the family board to you. Carnival does offer group babysitting for under 2, sea days noon-2pm or 1pm-3pm see schedule and port days from time of arrival until noon, if arrival is after noon until 5pm. They will adjust the times port days according to your excursion. Its $6 per hr. We used it with our DD when she was younger on sea days. It was nice to have the few hr break during the day. Otherwise under2's are not allowed in the camp for activity time.
__________________





Jubilee- 1980's (as a child)
Ecstasy-1980's (as a child)
Holiday-1980's (as a child)
Celebration-1990's (as a teen)
Noweigien Norway-7/28/02 (honeymoon cruise)
Inspiration- 4/6/03
Imagination-7/17/03
Carnival Legend-5/7/04
Carnival Glory-4/16/05
Grandeur of the Seas-4/29/06 (baby's 1st cruise)
Inspiration-10/14/06 ( baby's 2nd cruise)
Carnival Victory-5/13/07 (baby's 3rd cruise)
Inspiration-10/13/07 (my b-day)( baby won past guest award!!!!!!!!)
Carnival Liberty-12/30/07 (New Years Cruise/dd's 5th cruise)
Carnival Inspiration- 8/30/08
Carnival Glory 8/29/09 (DD's 7th and DS 1st cruise DH finally platinum!)
Carnival Miracle 12/30/09 (New Years Again Baby!! DD 8th and DS 2nd cruise)
Disney Wonder 5/2/10 (WooHoo First Disney Cruise!!)
Inspiration 10/9/10 (Birthday cruise for myself and DD )
Carnival Miracle 12/29/10 (3rd New Years cruise) DD's 11th and DS 5th cruise)
Carnival Inspiration 3/26/11 (DD will be platinum at age 6 )
Carnival Legend 11/6/11 (dd's 13th and Ds's 7th cruise)
Norwegian Epic 3/24/12 (My favorite cruise yet)
Carnival Dream 7/21/12 (10th Anniversary Cruise & 1st cruise without the kids)
Carnival Dream again 11/17/12 (MIL 80th bday)
Norwegian Dawn 3/24/13
Norwegian Epic 11/9/13 (round 2)
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old June 15th, 2010, 10:43 AM
gtalum's Avatar
gtalum gtalum is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bradenton, FL
Posts: 4,900
Default

No. Carnival absolutely does not offer in-cabin babysitting. They do offer group babysitting at night in the Camp Carnival facilities, even for babies.
__________________
Upcoming:


Past Cruises:
MS Trollfjord - Hurtigruten Northbound - 8/11/04 - 8/18/04
Carnival Miracle - Exotic Western Caribbean - 9/25/05 - 10/2/05
Carnival Inspiration - Western Caribbean - 6/9/07 - 6/14/07
Carnival Sensation - Bahamas - 1/24/08 - 1/27/08
Carnival Glory - Eastern Caribbean - 9/13/08 - 9/20/08
Carnival Inspiration - Cozumel - 3/19/09 - 3/23/09
Norwegian Pearl - Eastern Caribbean - 10/24/09 - 10/31/09
Carnival Inspiration - Western Caribbean - 9/11/10 - 9/16/10
Carnival Legend - Exotic Western Caribbean - 7/3/11 - 7/10/11
Carnival Imagination - Bahamas - 12/28/12-12/31/12
Carnival Victory - 5 Day Western Caribbean - 3/9/13-3/14/13
Carnival Victory - 4 Day Western Caribbean -3/14/13-3/18/13
Carnival Paradise - 4 Day Western Caribbean -7/31/14-8/4/14

Last edited by gtalum; June 15th, 2010 at 10:44 AM.
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.