As you may know, I’m the proud “Pop Pop” of #BabyReed aka #TheCruiseKid.
You can see lots of pictures of him on my Instagram @scottlara1961.
I’ve been talking to my daughter and son-in-law about the timing of taking him on his first cruise vacation (and yes, he will be Platinum by age 10!)
From my point of view, I would prefer to start taking him on cruises when he is about 5 or 6 years old.
Fortunately, he lives about an hour away from Port Canaveral and 90 minutes from me here in Jacksonville, Fl. where the Carnival Elation is homeported!
My guess is he would have more fun and remember the vacation when he is older versus taking him sooner and not even enjoying himself!
My wife and I have over 150 days on Holland America Line (see my recent post regarding military discounts) and can tell you first hand that when someone brings a baby into the main dining room (especially on formal night), every eye will stare at the mother with the look, (“if that brat starts crying!”).
Elliott.org has a great article discussing the issue of bringing a baby on a cruise that I found to be compelling.
While many parents would love to take #BabyTimmy, #BabyAtlas or #BabyHolly on a cruise, you may want to rethink that plan!
Click on the link below: