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Hello everyone. I will be going on a cruise with my husband and 17 month old daughter in a few weeks. We live local to the cruise port so we don't have to worry about a car seat for flying or for the drive to the port. I was wondering what families with young children do at the ports to get around. We are likely planning on grabbing a taxi and just going to the beach at most of our cruise ports of call. Did you bring a travel car seat onto the cruise? And then bring the car seat to the beach? LOL... Just trying to figure out the logistics of bringing a car seat to the ports 

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Depends on the likelihood of the taxis on that island having the connections for car seats.  Or even functioning seat belts…. You might ask on the Family Cruising board here, under Special Interest Cruising.  EM

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To be on the safe side, I suggest you bring a car seat suitable for your 17 month old.  I have not brought one on a cruise because we didn't do any cruises when our children were toddlers.  But we have brought them for other trips.  

 

Enjoy!! 

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8 hours ago, Mhazien said:

Hello everyone. I will be going on a cruise with my husband and 17 month old daughter in a few weeks. We live local to the cruise port so we don't have to worry about a car seat for flying or for the drive to the port. I was wondering what families with young children do at the ports to get around. We are likely planning on grabbing a taxi and just going to the beach at most of our cruise ports of call. Did you bring a travel car seat onto the cruise? And then bring the car seat to the beach? LOL... Just trying to figure out the logistics of bringing a car seat to the ports 

 

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Where is your cruise going? When we went with my then 8 month old, I didn’t bring the car seat. But we also did only a Bermuda cruise. One day we took a bus to the beach, next day took a ferry to Hamilton, and last day went to the beach in the port area, so no seat needed. Many islands are likely to not have a way to actually connect a car seat anyway. 

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We will be going to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. How did you know in advance that you would be able to catch a bus or ferry? I'm not sure what will be available at each port for transportation 

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43 minutes ago, Mhazien said:

We will be going to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. How did you know in advance that you would be able to catch a bus or ferry? I'm not sure what will be available at each port for transportation 

 

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I would consider getting a cheap and light Cosco Scenera NEXT. As long as the vehicle has a locking seat belt, you are set. If it doesn't, it helps to bring a locking clip with you. Practice installing NEXT at home, with and without a locking clip. See below examples of using this seat on the plane, and attaching it to a stroller or a hand truck.

 

I don't remember any buses in any of these destinations. If you go on a ship sponsored excursion, there will be a much greater chance of traveling by a bus of some kind. Of course, they are more expensive than just catching a taxi to the beach, but you will be the one to choose what makes more sense to you.

 

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This one below might be the original Scenera (not NEXT) or an Evenflo Tribute.

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On 4/19/2022 at 4:02 PM, Itchy&Scratchy said:

I would consider getting a cheap and light Cosco Scenera NEXT. As long as the vehicle has a locking seat belt, you are set. If it doesn't, it helps to bring a locking clip with you. Practice installing NEXT at home, with and without a locking clip. See below examples of using this seat on the plane, and attaching it to a stroller or a hand truck.

 

I don't remember any buses in any of these destinations. If you go on a ship sponsored excursion, there will be a much greater chance of traveling by a bus of some kind. Of course, they are more expensive than just catching a taxi to the beach, but you will be the one to choose what makes more sense to you.

 

Go-GoBabyz-Travelmate-Review-Installed-with-Cosco-Scenera.jpg.62b8afe4657bdd4d4eefb394c7b859c9.jpgimages.jpg.0836479ab7472fd0e6d24b97a6c76bf0.jpgVbv2yv5xIZTZofPIroOmIMUE7PuXOX28_lg.jpg.7993d3c5c207c86f370239bfaa3f27f7.jpgkWlMJX4LlBn0diSHW3psarp13ugNuki4_lg.jpg.2d953d512fab2850010d998867c9c1ee.jpg

 

This one below might be the original Scenera (not NEXT) or an Evenflo Tribute.

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We actually strap our next to a roller luggage bag. Our daughter actually has ridden in it that way around the airport. 

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10 hours ago, death_star said:

We actually strap our next to a roller luggage bag. Our daughter actually has ridden in it that way around the airport. 

Yeap, that works great as well!

 

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some more examples:

 

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This is what we did with our Britax Frontier CT (a large 25# seat):

 

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If you have two seats:

 

2 Harmony Defenders:

 

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2 Diono Radians

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More photos and experiences:

 

https://community.babycenter.com/groups/a6680085/traveling_with_children_photos

 

My personal experience:

 

https://community.babycenter.com/post/a62126569/frontier-90-on-southwest-and-other-questions

 

And, as always, a PSA: Please use your car seat on the plane instead of checking it in. This is the only way to ensure its safety and integrity. If you absolutely must check it in, please do so at the gate instead of the ticket counter with all the other luggage.

 

 

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