Posted February 18th, 2012, 12:26 PM
DH and I have been contemplating booking a cruise on one of the "luxury" lines such as Regent. We just had a baby who is now 4+ months old, by the time we get our vacation times she would probably be 12 months or so old. We work hard and would like a vacation that is luxurious in terms of accomodations and food. We really like what we've read about the amenities of the smaller ships. Or are some of the other lines comparable in terms of food and services?
There is no way we would leave our LO and we do not mind if there's no babysitting or kids clubs.
One of my questions is, on regent, for example, will they purée food for the baby and have a High chair and pack n play or crib available for use? Please don't suggest posting on the regent board as they can be very negative about even the idea of a baby on board...I was basically told that a luxury line is no place for a baby.
Thanks for the help! Glad I found this board!
While I've never cruised a luxury line with an infant, we have spent time in luxury hotels with babies and toddlers and learned a few things
. One is to ask ahead of time for things you may need, like a high chair, play pen etc. I prefer to bring my own play pen, but that's me. I also had a small high chair that strapped onto a regular chair, as I found the luxury hotels often didn't have high chairs. However, the staff were always very helpful in accommodating our needs. ITA that a 12 month old is likely not eating puréed foods, small soft chunks will likely be the texture you're working with, which is much easier to work with when ordering in a restaurant.
Go, enjoy the trip and as long as you're considerate of the other cruisers in public areas you should be fine.
Anthem of the Seas 2-1-2017 12 day Eastern and Southern Caribbean
NCL Sun 1-1-2011 Eastern Carribean
NCL Star 1-1-2012 Western Caribbean
NCL Jewel 30-12-12 Florida and Bahamas
Disney Dream 14-3-13 Bahamas
NCL Breakaway 9-3-2014 Florida and Bahamas
NCL Gem 22-12-2014 12 day Christmas and New Year's
NCL Pride of America 28-3-2015 with a week in Kona
NCL Star 31-1-2016 Western Caribbean
NCL Breakaway 13-3-2016
Land trips to Italy, Portugal, Spain, Egypt, Colombia, Venezuela, Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, most of the eastern US and all the Canadian provinces.