Thanks to everyone who provided tips ahead of our cruise, it was a huge help! If anyone has any questions about cruising with a toddler (especially to the Mediterranean), i would be glad to try to answer them.
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I am planning a 14 night cruise on Millennium in January 2009 through Austrailia. My son will be four years-old by then. I kind of worry that with the longer cruise there might not be any other kids for him to play with.Hi Cheryl,
Hi Larry,Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for offering to help! We are planning to do the same cruise next summer with a (then) 4 year old and 6 year old and had a couple of questions I was hoping you could help with.
Did you do any full day excursions with your toddler or did you leave him on the ship? Either way, how did your child do during those long days? If you traveled in cars, did you bring car seats?
Also, did you feel that your child was welcomed on the ship by the crew and other passengers? I've read mixed reviews on taking kids on Celebrity and was curious what your experience was...
Thanks for your insights,
Hi Cheryl,There aren't ever going to be many school age children off season on Celebrity. If there are children they will be pre-schoolers and maybe one or two school age kids.
There were not alot of kids on this sailing. There were about 3-4 toddlers, about 5, 3-6 year olds and about 5 older kids.
We also sailed before school got out..so maybe later in the summer there will be more children on the cruise. + disney had a Med cruise as well..so maybe some parents switched to the disney line over Celebrity?
i think a 2 week Australia cruise in Jan, i wouldnt expect alot of children. thats just my opinion. will there be at least a couple other kids on the cruise your son's age..probably yes. But dont expect alot. the staff in the Fun Factory seemed excellent and there are plenty of activites planned everyday for them. having said that, it sounds like a tremendous cruise and if you have the opportunity to go, i wouldnt pass it up!
have a great time!