Do you have tips for cruising with a toddler?

I've been on several cruises, but never with a child. We will be sailing on the Carnival Glory in May with our daughter (who will be 3 by then), so I'm looking for any and all tips.

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LadyJag

Asked by LadyJag at 8:22 PM on Jul. 2, 2008 in Travel

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  • I would check out the childcare services and activities they have before you go. Take along a special toy, stuffed animal,story book, music, so things are familiar. Depending on what there is for a three year old, decide if you need to bring games, toys, books, etc. Talk to you SO, husband about your comfort level with a babysitter in the room or leaving her in a childcare center during the cruise, just so you are on the same page regarding your time together. I would also contact the cruiseline about dining arrangments: time and seating. Perhaps there is another child of her age and gender who could be seated at your table. I would think you prefer an earlier dinner time so request it in advance. I hope you have alot of fun and share your experiences when you get home!
    manna1qd

    Answer by manna1qd at 9:07 PM on Jul. 2, 2008

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  • You will LOVE the Glory, we have sailed her twice!! We absolutely love Camp Carnival as will your little one....PS, we are leaving on Sept.1, for our 2.5 year olds 5th cruise.........it helps when you live close to the Port as we do.

    If you have any questions - feel free to ask!

    Kristie
    Kristie-l-j-l-w

    Answer by Kristie-l-j-l-w at 7:23 PM on Aug. 24, 2008

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